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silly

  

      adj   , -lier, -liest  
1    lacking in good sense; absurd  
2    frivolous, trivial, or superficial  
3    feeble-minded  
4    dazed, as from a blow  
5    Obsolete   homely or humble  
      n  
6    modifier     (Cricket)   (of a fielding position) near the batsman's wicket  
silly mid-on     
7    pl   , -lies     (Also called)    silly-billy  
Informal   a foolish person  
     (C15 (in the sense: pitiable, hence the later senses: foolish): from Old English sælig (unattested) happy, from sæl happiness; related to Gothic sels good)  
  silliness      n  


silly season  
      n     (Brit)   a period, usually during the hot summer months, when journalists fill space reporting on frivolous events and activities  
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silly

  

      adj  
1    absurd, asinine, brainless, childish, dopy     (slang)   dozy     (Brit. informal)   fatuous, foolhardy, foolish, frivolous, giddy, goofy     (informal)   idiotic, immature, imprudent, inane, inappropriate, irresponsible, meaningless, pointless, preposterous, puerile, ridiculous, senseless, stupid, unwise, witless  
2      (informal)   benumbed, dazed, groggy     (informal)   in a daze, muzzy, stunned, stupefied  
      n  
3      (informal)   clot     (Brit. informal)   duffer     (informal)   dweeb     (U.S. slang)   goose     (informal)   ignoramus, nerd or nurd     (slang)   ninny, nitwit     (informal)   plonker     (slang)   prat     (slang)   silly-billy     (informal)   simpleton, twit     (informal)   wally     (slang)  
  
Antonyms     
,       adj   acute, aware, bright, clever, intelligent, mature, perceptive, profound, prudent, reasonable, sane, sensible, serious, smart, thoughtful, well-thought-out, wise  

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Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
exp.
1.act silly; 2. avoid work
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