Associations to the word «Silly»


SILLY, adjective. (archaic) Pitiable; deserving of compassion; helpless.
SILLY, adjective. (obsolete) Simple, unsophisticated, ordinary; rustic, ignorant.
SILLY, adjective. Foolish, showing a lack of good sense and wisdom; frivolous, trifling.
SILLY, adjective. Irresponsible, showing irresponsible behaviors.
SILLY, adjective. Semiconscious, witless.
SILLY, adjective. (cricket) Of a fielding position, very close to the batsman; closer than short.
SILLY, adjective. (pejorative) Simple, not intelligent, unrefined.
SILLY, adjective. (obsolete) Happy; fortunate; blessed.
SILLY, adjective. (obsolete) Harmless; innocent; inoffensive.
SILLY, noun. (colloquial) A silly person; a fool.
SILLY, noun. (colloquial) A mistake.
SILLY BILLIES, noun. Plural of Silly Billy
SILLY BILLY, noun. An epithet used in mild teasing for a silly person, or one who has just done something of an foolish nature.
SILLY BILLY, noun. Alternative spelling of Silly Billy (a silly or foolish person)
SILLY GEESE, noun. Plural of silly goose
SILLY GOOSE, noun. Silly person.
SILLY GOOSES, noun. Plural of silly goose
SILLY MID OFF, noun. (cricket) a fielding position, on the off side, forward of the batsman's wicket, and very near the batsman; a fielder in this position
SILLY MID ON, noun. (cricket) a fielding position, on the leg side, forward of the batsman's wicket, and very near the batsman; a fielder in this position
SILLY MONEY, noun. (idiomatic) A ridiculously large (or, less commonly, small) sum of money.
SILLY PILL, noun. A hypothetical pill that makes those who take it silly.
SILLY PILLS, noun. Plural of silly pill
SILLY POINT, noun. (cricket) A fielding position, on the off side, square of the batsman's wicket, and very near the batsman; a fielder in this position.
SILLY SEASON, noun. (idiomatic) A period of time, as during a holiday season or a political campaign, in which the behavior of an individual or group tends to become uncharacteristically frivolous, mirthful, or eccentric.
SILLY SEASON, noun. (idiomatic) (journalism) A period, usually during the summertime, when news media tend to place increased emphasis on reporting light-hearted, offbeat, or bizarre stories.
SILLY SEASONS, noun. Plural of silly season
SILLY STRAW, noun. A drinking straw with a fixed, amusing shape that includes loops.
SILLY STRAWS, noun. Plural of silly straw
SILLY STRING, noun. Colored foam that streams out of a spray can, as a party favor; a ropey emission of this foam.
SILLY WINDOW SYNDROME, noun. (Internet) A problem in data transmission, where a server, unable to process all incoming data, repeatedly asks the clients to reduce the size of the packets they are sending — to the point where all packets become extremely small ("tinygrams") and transmission becomes inefficient.

Dictionary definition

SILLY, noun. A word used for misbehaving children; "don't be a silly".
SILLY, adjective. Ludicrous, foolish; "gave me a cockamamie reason for not going"; "wore a goofy hat"; "a silly idea"; "some wacky plan for selling more books".
SILLY, adjective. Lacking seriousness; given to frivolity; "a dizzy blonde"; "light-headed teenagers"; "silly giggles".
SILLY, adjective. Inspiring scornful pity; "how silly an ardent and unsuccessful wooer can be especially if he is getting on in years"- Dashiell Hammett.
SILLY, adjective. Dazed from or as if from repeated blows; "knocked silly by the impact"; "slaphappy with exhaustion".

Wise words

In words are seen the state of mind and character and disposition of the speaker.