adjective, sil·li·er, sil·li·est.
noun, plural sil·lies.
Origin of silly
SYNONYMS FOR silly
Related formssil·li·ly, adverbsil·li·ness, nounun·sil·ly, adjective
Examples from the Web for silliness
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?