What does Silly mean?

Definitions for Silly
ˈsɪl iSil·ly

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Silly.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. silly(adj)

    a word used for misbehaving children

    "don't be a silly"

  2. cockamamie, cockamamy, goofy, sappy, silly, wacky, whacky, zany(adj)

    ludicrous, foolish

    "gave me a cockamamie reason for not going"; "wore a goofy hat"; "a silly idea"; "some wacky plan for selling more books"

  3. airheaded, dizzy, empty-headed, featherbrained, giddy, light-headed, lightheaded, silly(adj)

    lacking seriousness; given to frivolity

    "a dizzy blonde"; "light-headed teenagers"; "silly giggles"

  4. pathetic, ridiculous, silly(adj)

    inspiring scornful pity

    "how silly an ardent and unsuccessful wooer can be especially if he is getting on in years"- Dashiell Hammett

  5. punch-drunk, silly, slaphappy(adj)

    dazed from or as if from repeated blows

    "knocked silly by the impact"; "slaphappy with exhaustion"

Wiktionary

  1. silly(Noun)

    A silly person; a fool.

    Etymology: Phonetic variant of seely.

  2. silly(Noun)

    A mistake.

    Etymology: Phonetic variant of seely.

  3. silly(Adjective)

    Pitiable; deserving of compassion; helpless.

    Etymology: Phonetic variant of seely.

  4. silly(Adjective)

    Simple, unsophisticated, ordinary; rustic, ignorant.

    Etymology: Phonetic variant of seely.

  5. silly(Adjective)

    foolish, showing a lack of good sense and wisdom; frivolous, trifling.

    I made a very silly mistake.

    Etymology: Phonetic variant of seely.

  6. silly(Adjective)

    irresponsible, showing irresponsible behaviors.

    What a silly kid, he's always getting in trouble.

    Etymology: Phonetic variant of seely.

  7. silly(Adjective)

    playful, giggly.

    The newlyweds called each other silly little nicknames.

    Etymology: Phonetic variant of seely.

  8. silly(Adjective)

    semiconscious, witless.

    The impact of the ball knocked him silly.

    Etymology: Phonetic variant of seely.

  9. silly(Adjective)

    of a fielding position, very close to the batsman; closer than short

    Etymology: Phonetic variant of seely.

  10. silly(Adjective)

    simple, not intelligent, refined.

    John was prosperous and his helpless, silly father could be of no use to him.

    Etymology: Phonetic variant of seely.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Silly(noun)

    happy; fortunate; blessed

  2. Silly(noun)

    harmless; innocent; inoffensive

  3. Silly(noun)

    weak; helpless; frail

  4. Silly(noun)

    rustic; plain; simple; humble

  5. Silly(noun)

    weak in intellect; destitute of ordinary strength of mind; foolish; witless; simple; as, a silly woman

  6. Silly(noun)

    proceeding from want of understanding or common judgment; characterized by weakness or folly; unwise; absurd; stupid; as, silly conduct; a silly question

Freebase

  1. Silly

    Silly is a German rock band. Founded in East Germany in the year 1978, Silly was one of the country's most popular music acts, and was well known for its charismatic lead singer Tamara Danz. Her death in 1996 ended the band's recording career for 14 years. In 2005 the surviving members began to perform as Silly again, first with several guest singers, before choosing actress Anna Loos to replace Danz. The first album with the new line-up, Alles Rot, became the band's most successful to date, reaching number 3 on the German charts in 2010.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Silly

    sil′i, adj. simple: harmless: foolish: witless: imprudent: absurd: stupid.—n. a silly person.—adv. Sill′ily.—ns. Sill′iness; Sill′y-how, a caul. [Orig. 'blessed,' and so 'innocent,' 'simple,' A.S. sǽlig, gesælig, timely—sǽl, time; Ger. selig, blest, happy, Goth. sels, good.]

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Silly' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4120

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Silly' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1117

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Silly' in Adjectives Frequency: #465

Anagrams for Silly »

  1. slily

  2. yills

  3. silyl

How to pronounce Silly?

  1. Alex
    Alex
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    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
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How to say Silly in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Silly in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Silly in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of Silly in a Sentence

  1. Cori Ward:

    I had just been waiting a long time. I was just being silly with my kids, it's ruined my life right now. That's how I feel at least.

  2. Sean Carter:

    There is no grounds for appeal because a judge is silly.

  3. Dominic Wallington:

    They can do silly things, what creates bear markets differs, but the process that investors go through is the same. You'll get denial because people think that the old paradigm holds.

  4. South Carolina Graham:

    Come to South Carolina and I'll beat his brains out, i know my state. This is a silly season in politics.

  5. Twitter Sanders:

    I think it has to do with the fact that Donald Trump is very smart. Donald Trump knows that media is not so interested in the serious issues facing this country. They love bombastic remarks. They love silly remarks, i think this is more of an indictment of the media than it is Donald Trump.

Images & Illustrations of Silly

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