a) That which is perceived as silly or frivolous.
b) An act that is silly; a result of being silly.

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  • Silliness — Sil li*ness, n. The quality or state of being silly. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • silliness — silly ► ADJECTIVE (sillier, silliest) 1) lacking in common sense or judgement; foolish. 2) trivial or frivolous. 3) Cricket denoting fielding positions very close to the batsman: silly mid on. ► NOUN (pl. sillies) informal ▪ …   English terms dictionary

  • silliness — noun see silly …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • silliness — See sillily. * * * …   Universalium

  • silliness — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun Foolish behavior: absurdity, folly, foolery, foolishness, idiocy, imbecility, insanity, lunacy, madness, nonsense, preposterousness, senselessness, tomfoolery, zaniness. Informal: craziness. See ABILITY …   English dictionary for students

  • silliness — sil·li·ness || sɪlɪnɪs n. stupidity, foolishness; quality of being nonsensical, frivolousness …   English contemporary dictionary

  • silliness — n. Simplicity, folly …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • silliness — sil·li·ness …   English syllables

  • silliness — See: silly …   English dictionary

  • silliness — noun 1. a ludicrous folly the crowd laughed at the absurdity of the clown s behavior • Syn: ↑absurdity, ↑fatuity, ↑fatuousness • Derivationally related forms: ↑silly, ↑fatuous (for …   Useful english dictionary

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