Definition of 'silly'
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Have some dignity you silly old fool. The Sun (2012)This car is as sensible as its name is silly. Times, Sunday Times (2012)You will not see any old rubbish selling at silly money. Times, Sunday Times (2006)To some it will come across as childish and silly but it had me in stitches. The Sun (2011)You have no right to expect an answer to a silly question. Times, Sunday Times (2010)They have turned their competition into a silly little circus. Times, Sunday Times (2008)We have to face the match with focus and concentration but without doing silly things. The Sun (2010)What we do is call the office and say something silly. Times, Sunday Times (2009)That silly stipulation has now been relaxed and trade has improved as a result. Times, Sunday Times (2006)On his next tour he bought a silly hat. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Ask silly questions and make silly suggestions. Times, Sunday Times (2010)That all things silly or frivolous have no right to exist. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Yet he did look a bit silly in his suit. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Do not dismiss the cruise collections for having a silly name. Times, Sunday Times (2010)There is a school of thought that says scented candles are a silly waste of money. Times, Sunday Times (2009)It makes me childish and silly and excited. Times, Sunday Times (2009)This is not as silly a question as it sounds. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The whole episode now looks a little silly. Times, Sunday Times (2015)It was a silly thing for him to do but he only pushes him in the chest. The Sun (2012)One early game was interrupted after an unexploded land mine was discovered at silly mid-on. Times, Sunday Times (2007)
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Translations for 'silly'
British English: silly /ˈsɪlɪ/ ADJECTIVE
Someone who is being silly is behaving in a foolish or childish way.
She thinks that I am being silly.
- American English: silly
- Arabic: أَبْلَه
- Brazilian Portuguese: bobo
- Chinese: 愚蠢的
- Croatian: šašav
- Czech: hloupý
- Danish: dum
- Dutch: dwaas
- European Spanish: tonto ingenuo
- Finnish: tyhmä
- French: bête
- German: albern
- Greek: χαζός
- Italian: sciocco
- Japanese: 愚かな
- Korean: 어리석은
- Norwegian: tøysete
- Polish: głupi
- European Portuguese: idiota
- Romanian: neghiob
- Russian: глупый
- Spanish: tonto
- Swedish: fånig
- Thai: โง่
- Turkish: aptalca
- Ukrainian: дурний
- Vietnamese: ngớ ngẩn
Definition of silly from the Collins English Dictionary
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