HyperDic: silly

English > 5 senses of the word silly:
ADJECTIVEallsilly, goofy, wacky, whacky, zanyludicrous, foolish
allsilly, airheaded, dizzy, empty-headed, featherbrained, giddy, light-headed, lightheadedlacking seriousness
allsilly, pathetic, ridiculousinspiring scornful pity
allsilly, punch-drunk, slaphappydazed from or as if from repeated blows
NOUNperson sillya word used for misbehaving children
silly > pronunciation
Soundssih'liy
Rhymesably ... zealously: 1543 rhymes with liy...
English > silly: 5 senses > adjective 1
MeaningLudicrous, foolish.
Example "a silly idea"
Synonymsgoofy, wacky, whacky, zany
BroaderfoolishDevoid of good sense or judgment
Usage ofcolloquialismA colloquial expression
Spanishestrafalario, tonto
Nounssillinessa ludicrous folly
English > silly: 5 senses > adjective 2
Meaninglacking seriousness; given to frivolity.
Example "silly giggles"
Synonymsairheaded, dizzy, empty-headed, featherbrained, giddy, light-headed, lightheaded
Broaderfrivolousnot serious in content or attitude or behavior
Spanishalocado, atolondrado, casquivano, informal, tonto
Catalaneixalabrat, esbojarrat, informal, ximple
Nounssillinessan impulsive scatterbrained / scatterbrained manner
English > silly: 5 senses > adjective 3
Meaninginspiring scornful pity.
Example"how silly an ardent and unsuccessful wooer can be especially if he is getting on in years"- Dashiell Hammett
Synonymspathetic, ridiculous
Broaderundignifiedlacking dignity
Spanishpatético, ridículo, tonto
Catalanridícul
Nounssillinessa ludicrous folly
English > silly: 5 senses > adjective 4
Meaningdazed from or as if from repeated blows.
Example"knocked silly by the impact"
Synonymspunch-drunk, slaphappy
Broaderconfusedmentally confused / confused
Usage ofcolloquialismA colloquial expression
Spanishatontado, aturdido, grogui
Catalanatordit, atuït, estamordit
English > silly: 5 senses > noun 1, person
MeaningA word used for misbehaving children.
Example"don't be a silly"
Broaderchild, kid, youngster, minor, shaver, nipper, small fry, tiddler, tike, tyke, fry, nestlingA young person of either sex
Spanishbobo, tonto
Catalanbabau, beneit, ruc, ximplet

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