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To fill the hour—that is happiness.Ralph Waldo Emerson
Phonetic variant of seely.
- Rhymes: -ɪli
Adjectivesilly (comparative silli, superlative er)
- foolish, showing a lack of good sense and wisdom.
- I made a very silly mistake.
- irresponsible, showing irresponsible behaviors.
- What a silly kid, he's always getting in trouble.
- playful, giggly.
- The newlyweds called each other silly little nicknames.
- The impact of the ball knocked him silly.
- (cricket) of a fielding position, very close to the batsman; closer than short
- (pejorative) simple, not intelligent, refined.
- John was prosperous and his helpless, silly father could be of no use to him.
foolish, showing a lack of good sense and wisdom
irresponsible, showing irresponsible behaviors
cricket: of a fielding position, very close to the batsman; closer than short
pejorative: simple, not intelligent, refined
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