Complete Definition of "silly"

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English

Etymology
OE. sæliġ

Pronunciation
SAMPA|/'/
IPA|/'sIlI/
audio|en-us-silly.ogg|Audio (US)

:Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-ɪli|-ɪli

Adjective
en-adj|silli|er

  1. foolish, showing a lack of good sense and wisdom.

#:I made a very silly mistake.

  1. irresponsible, showing irresponsible behaviors.

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

  1. playful, giggly.

#:The newlyweds called each other silly little nicknames.

  1. half-conscious.

#:The impact of the ball knocked him silly.

  1. cricket of a fielding position, very close to the batsman; closer than short
  2. pejorative simple, not intelligent, refined.

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

Translations
trans-top|foolish, showing a lack of good sense and wisdom
Finnish: typerä, hölmö
Hebrew: he-translation|×××פש|metupásh m, he-translation|××פש×|tipshí m
Russian: глÑпÑй (glúpyj)
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trans-top|irresponsible, showing irresponsible behaviors
Finnish: hölmö, ajattelematon, vastuuton
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trans-top|playful, giggly
Finnish: hassu
German: albern
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trans-top|half-conscious
Finnish: sekava
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trans-top|(cricket) of a fielding position, very close to the batsman; closer than short
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trans-top|(pejorative) simple, not intelligent, refined
Finnish: yksinkertainen, hölmö
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ttbc|Chinese: æè ¢ç, ç³å¡ç, ç¡èç
ttbc|Dutch: dom, ondoordacht, onzinnig
ttbc|Esperanto: sensenca, stulteta
ttbc|French: idiot, imbécile, bête, ridicule
ttbc|Indonesian: tolol, dungu
ttbc|Interlingua: folle
ttbc|Japanese: ãã» (aho), 馬鹿 (ã°ã, baka)
ttbc|Spanish: necio, bobo, simple, absurdo, insensato, tonto
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