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Dictionary definition for: Silly

1. (n) a word used for misbehaving children; "don''t be a silly"

2. (s) pungent adjectives of disesteem; "gave me a cockamamie reason for not going" "wore a goofy hat" "a silly idea" "some wacky plan for selling more books"

3. (s) lacking seriousness; given to frivolity; "a dizzy blonde" "light-headed teenagers" "silly giggles"

4. (s) inspiring scornful pity; "how silly an ardent and unsuccessful wooer can be especially if he is getting on in years"- Dashiell Hammett

5. (s) dazed from or as if from repeated blows; "knocked silly by the impact" "slaphappy with exhaustion"

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