adjective, sil·li·er, sil·li·est.
noun, plural sil·lies.
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OTHER WORDS FROM sillysil·li·ly, adverbsil·li·ness, nounun·sil·ly, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for silly
I was the class clown my whole life, and I loved to laugh and be silly.
Physicists had always figured that a quantum theory of gravity came into play only in situations so extreme that they sound silly, such as a star collapsing to the radius of a proton.
Take a break from thinking about the election by learning about the weirdest, silliest, and most shocking stories we could find from political history.The story behind the most fraudulent election in history|PopSci Staff|October 28, 2020|Popular Science
Treating others’ knowledge as your own isn’t as silly as it sounds.
Often surprisingly silly, and more often visceral and grim, Ruthie Fear is, at its core, about changes that may feel familiar to many mountain towns, like environmental decline and growing inequality.
Yesterday, I wrote about the silliness of requiring a file clerk to have a college degree.
People are hurting, people died, and the time for silliness, debate, and procedural motions is over.Jim McGreevey Says He’s Given Up Politics, Embraced a Simpler Life|Lloyd Grove|January 18, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Never mind that Bill Clinton remains living proof of the silliness of modern puritanism.
I could provide chapter and verse as to the silliness of energy independence.
“I think the silliness is part of the phenomenon,” Sokoloff tells The Daily Beast.‘Sherlock’ Star Benedict Cumberbatch’s Polarizing ‘Cumberbitches’|Kevin Fallon|October 25, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Nothing—no pertness, no audacity, no silliness, no affectation—could impair the extraordinary charm.Leonora|Arnold Bennett
What are all these receptions but one maze of dissipation, where everybody seems to outdo the other in silliness?By Force of Impulse|Harry V. Vogt
If you insist on making women ignorant and silly, be sure their ignorance and silliness will crop out.A New Atmosphere|Gail Hamilton
Why, there ain't anything else in all this big world that anywhere near comes up to it for silliness.Three People|Pansy
You aint so unprofessional as to remember all that silliness against me, are you?