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
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