silly: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (sil'ē), [key]
— adj., n., pl. -li•er, -li•est, -lies.
  1. weak-minded or lacking good sense; stupid or foolish: a silly writer.
  2. absurd; ridiculous; irrational: a silly idea.
  3. stunned; dazed: He knocked me silly.
  4. (of a fielder or the fielder's playing position) extremely close to the batsman's wicket: silly mid off.
  5. rustic; plain; homely.
  6. weak; helpless.
  7. lowly in rank or state; humble.
  1. a silly or foolish person: Don't be such a silly.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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