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adjective silly pronunciation in American English /ˈsɪli/
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  1. 1
    showing that you are not intelligent, not serious, not thinking carefully, etc.
    a silly mistake
    It sounds a bit silly to me.
    1. a.
      used for saying you think something or someone is not sensible or does not deserve any respect
      You silly boy, you put your shirt on backward.
      I look pretty silly in this dress.
  2. 2
    not serious, important, or practical
    Don’t get upset over silly things that people say.
    They made us sit on these silly little chairs.
  3. 4
    in a state when you are not able to do anything sensible
    Morris laughed himself silly.
    She was scared silly.

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