adjective, sil·li·er, sil·li·est.
noun, plural sil·lies.
SYNONYMS FOR silly
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Origin of silly
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.
Besides the blatant silliness of it all, it does raise some questions—and not about sex.The UK’s War on Porn: ‘Proof That Men Making These Rules Do Not See Women as Equals’|Aurora Snow|December 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Suddenly, collective greatness was sacrificed for individual silliness, with each week marking a Very Special Episode.'Glee' 100th Episode: The Sad Ballad of an Elderly Trainwreck|Kevin Fallon|March 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Amy Zimmerman on the ridiculous plot, over-the-top tone, and unabashed silliness viewers seem to love.‘Sleepy Hollow’ Is TV’s Craziest, Most Over-the-Top New Show ... And You Should Watch It|Amy Zimmerman|October 8, 2013|DAILY BEAST
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
He stared at the vision wonderingly and long, and then he began to laugh with the scorn of soberness and the silliness of drink.The Trail of the Lonesome Pine|John Fox, Jr.
This Dorothy is a thoroughly ingenuous young person, naïvely outspoken to the point of silliness.The English Stage|Augustin Filon
That which I defend is the superiority of nature to us: that which I fight against is the conceited silliness of certain persons.Mysterious Psychic Forces|Camille Flammarion
The subject matter is older than Ovid, and how many poems has it led to every silliness, every vulgarity!Instigations|Ezra Pound
In each of its little scallops a family of empty chairs sat facing the stage in solemn silliness.What Will People Say?|Rupert Hughes