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Synonyms for sillyˈsɪl i

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. silly(adj)

    a word used for misbehaving children

    Antonyms:
    serious, wise, clear-thinking, dignified, clearheaded

  2. cockamamie, cockamamy, goofy, sappy, silly, wacky, whacky, zany(adj)

    ludicrous, foolish

    Synonyms:
    slaphappy, crackers, light-headed, ridiculous, round the bend, lightheaded, nutty, punch-drunk, dotty, featherbrained, sappy, kooky, daft, bats, empty-headed, clownish, airheaded, fruity, nuts, bonkers, clownlike, cracked, haywire, wacky, loco, kookie, buggy, zany, silly, goofy, pathetic, dizzy, batty, cockamamy, loony, barmy, cockamamie, buffoonish, around the bend, balmy, giddy, loopy, whacky

    Antonyms:
    clearheaded, clear-thinking, wise, dignified, serious

  3. airheaded, dizzy, empty-headed, featherbrained, giddy, light-headed, lightheaded, silly(adj)

    lacking seriousness; given to frivolity

    Synonyms:
    woozy, zany, empty-headed, silly, dizzy, wacky, ridiculous, airheaded, whacky, goofy, sappy, cockamamie, light-headed, swooning, giddy, faint, lightheaded, slaphappy, light, featherbrained, punch-drunk, vertiginous, cockamamy, pathetic

    Antonyms:
    clear-thinking, wise, serious, clearheaded, dignified

  4. pathetic, ridiculous, silly(adj)

    inspiring scornful pity

    Synonyms:
    slaphappy, light-headed, nonsensical, hapless, ludicrous, giddy, poor, farcical, featherbrained, sappy, miserable, lightheaded, absurd, dizzy, laughable, airheaded, ridiculous, wacky, piteous, punch-drunk, cockeyed, misfortunate, pitiable, derisory, zany, silly, preposterous, goofy, pathetic, wretched, empty-headed, pitiful, cockamamy, cockamamie, idiotic, whacky

    Antonyms:
    clearheaded, clear-thinking, wise, dignified, serious

  5. punch-drunk, silly, slaphappy(adj)

    dazed from or as if from repeated blows

    Synonyms:
    carefree, harum-scarum, pathetic, zany, empty-headed, silly, dizzy, wacky, ridiculous, whacky, goofy, happy-go-lucky, sappy, cockamamie, light-headed, freewheeling, giddy, lightheaded, slaphappy, devil-may-care, featherbrained, punch-drunk, airheaded, cockamamy

    Antonyms:
    clear-thinking, clearheaded, dignified, wise, serious

Wiktionary

  1. silly(noun)

    Synonyms:
    charming

    Antonyms:
    pious

  2. silly(noun)

    Pitiable; deserving of compassion; helpless.

    Synonyms:
    charming

    Antonyms:
    pious

  3. silly(adjective)

    Simple, unsophisticated, ordinary; rustic, ignorant.

    Synonyms:
    charming

    Antonyms:
    pious

  4. silly(adjective)

    foolish, showing a lack of good sense and wisdom; frivolous, trifling.

    Synonyms:
    charming

    Antonyms:
    pious

  5. silly(adjective)

    irresponsible, showing irresponsible behaviors.

    Synonyms:
    charming

    Antonyms:
    pious

  6. silly(adjective)

    playful, giggly.

    Synonyms:
    charming

    Antonyms:
    pious

  7. silly(adjective)

    semiconscious, witless.

    Synonyms:
    charming

    Antonyms:
    pious

  8. silly(adjective)

    of a fielding position, very close to the batsman; closer than short

    Synonyms:
    charming

    Antonyms:
    pious

  9. silly(adjective)

    simple, not intelligent, refined.

    Synonyms:
    charming

    Antonyms:
    pious

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. silly(a.)

    Synonyms:
    senseless, witless, stupid, foolish, DAFT, simple, weak, childish, inept

  2. silly(a.)

    Synonyms:
    absurd, trifling, frivolous, extravagant, preposterous, nonsensical

PPDB, the paraphrase database

List of paraphrases:

stupid, beast, idiot, ridiculous, dumb, fool, foolish, idiotic, beta, absurd, jerk, daft, moron, crazy, imbecile, ludicrous


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