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silly

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1 lacking in seriousness or maturity
  • The matinee show was filled with a bunch of silly children making noise.
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2 showing or marked by a lack of good sense or judgment
  • those silly movie producers who thought that audiences would fall for that gimmick all over again
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out to lunch

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3 so foolish or pointless as to be worthy of scornful laughter
  • Ask a silly question, get a silly answer.
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for the birds

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4 suffering from mental confusion
  • stunning news that knocked me silly
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at sea, out of it

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simple, foolish, silly, fatuous, asinine mean actually or apparently deficient in intelligence. simple implies a degree of intelligence inadequate to cope with anything complex or involving mental effort.
    • considered people simple who had trouble with computers
foolish implies the character of being or seeming unable to use judgment, discretion, or good sense.
    • foolish stunts
silly suggests failure to act as a rational being especially by ridiculous behavior.
    • the silly antics of revelers
fatuous implies foolishness, inanity, and disregard of reality.
    • fatuous conspiracy theories
asinine suggests utter and contemptible failure to use normal rationality or perception.
    • an asinine plot


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