silliness


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sil·ly

 (sĭl′ē)
adj. sil·li·er, sil·li·est
1. Having or exhibiting a lack of good judgment or common sense; foolish. See Synonyms at foolish.
2. Lacking seriousness or responsibleness; frivolous: indulged in silly word play; silly pet names for each other.
3. Semiconscious; dazed: knocked silly by the impact.

[Middle English seli, silli, blessed, innocent, hapless, from Old English gesælig, blessed.]

sil′li·ly (sĭl′ə-lē) adv.
sil′li·ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.silliness - a ludicrous follysilliness - a ludicrous folly; "the crowd laughed at the absurdity of the clown's behavior"
folly, foolishness, unwiseness - the trait of acting stupidly or rashly
2.silliness - an impulsive scatterbrained manner
frivolity, frivolousness - the trait of being frivolous; not serious or sensible
lightsomeness, lightness - the trait of being lighthearted and frivolous

silliness

noun
Translations
سَخافَه، حَماقَه
hloupost
fjolleritåbelighed
heimska
aptallıksaçmalık

silliness

[ˈsɪlɪnɪs] N (= quality) → estupidez f; (= act) → tontería f

silliness

[ˈsɪlinɪs] nbêtise f
I don't want any silliness → Et pas de bêtises.

silliness

nAlbernheit f; no silliness while we’re out, children!macht keine Dummheiten, wenn wir nicht da sind!

silliness

[ˈsɪlɪnɪs] nstupidità

silly

(ˈsili) adjective
foolish; not sensible. Don't be so silly!; silly children.
ˈsilliness noun
References in classic literature ?
Among the third and fourth year students there was a certain amount of going to and from the trains in couples; some carrying of heavy books up the hill by the sterner sex for their feminine schoolmates, and occasional bursts of silliness on the part of heedless and precocious girls, among whom was Huldah Meserve.
To-night, for the first time in my life, I saw through the hollowness, the sham, the silliness of the empty pageant in which I had always played.
Not possessing, like the Chevalier de Valois, a snuff-box adorned with a princess, by the help of which he could stand this torrent of silliness, the poor poet listened to the words of her whom he loved with a stupid air, gazing, meanwhile, at her enormous bust, which held itself before him in that still repose which is the attribute of all great masses.
asked the Admiral, with the silliness of extreme surprise.
I think now that he was the silliest creature I ever met; he had developed in the most wonderful way the distinctive silliness of man without losing one jot of the natural folly of a monkey.
Friend," he said, "you have worked so hard with me toward building up our fortune, that, at the moment when we are about to reap the fruits of our labours, it would be a ridiculous piece of silliness in you to allow yourself to be controlled by Aramis, whose cunning you know -- a cunning which, we may say between ourselves, is not always without egotism; or by Athos, a noble and disinterested man, but blase, who, desiring nothing further for himself, doesn't sympathize with the desires of others.
and us losing our time listening to your silliness.
Probably there's some new silliness about it," said Mrs.
For that one moment he dropped his silliness and spoke with dignity.
It was the smile that did it, convicting Joan in her own eyes of the silliness of her cry and sending over her face the most amazing blush he had ever seen.
No matter how baffling she was, there was no nonsensical silliness about her.
Because his favourite wife, mother of his eldest born, had dared out of silliness of affection to violate one of his kingly tamboos, he had had her killed and had himself selfishly and religiously eaten the last of her even to the marrow of her cracked joints, sharing no morsel with his boonest of comrades.