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silly

sil·ly

silly

 
 
pronunciation:
sI li
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part of speech: adjective
inflections: sillier, silliest
definition 1: without good sense.
Don't waste your time on those silly ideas.It's silly not to wear a coat in this cold weather.
synonyms:
dumb, foolish
antonyms:
sensible
similar words:
stupid
definition 2: not serious or logical.
The children loved those silly stories.
derivations: sillily (adv.), silliness (n.)
Word History
The meaning of silly has changed many times over the centuries. In the 1200s, it meant "happy, fortunate, or holy." It then came to mean "innocent," and then "helpless or weak." By the 1500s, it was used to mean "simple, ignorant, or foolish."
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