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Deserving ridicule
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  1. Deserving ridicule
  2. Deserving or inspiring ridicule; absurd, preposterous, or silly.
Having no real point or purpose; nonsensical; meaningless
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  1. Having no real point or purpose; nonsensical; meaningless
  2. (Informal) Unconscious, usually as a result of physical trauma.
  3. Not having or showing good sense; stupid; foolish
Foolish or silly, especially in a smug or self-satisfied way:
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  1. Foolish or silly, especially in a smug or self-satisfied way:
  2. Complacently stupid or inane; silly; foolish
Of, relating to, or resembling an ass.
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  1. Of, relating to, or resembling an ass.
  2. Utterly stupid or silly:
  3. Of or like an ass; esp., having qualities regarded as characteristic of asses; stupid, silly, obstinate, etc.
Lacking intelligible meaning:
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  1. Lacking intelligible meaning:
  2. Without sense; unmeaning; absurd; foolish; irrational; preposterous.
  3. Unintelligible, foolish, silly, absurd, etc.
Without good sense; silly; unwise
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  1. Without good sense; silly; unwise
  2. Ridiculous; absurd
  3. Capable of arousing laughter; absurd or ridiculous:
Unsupported by a valid exception to requirements of a warrant; for example, unreasonable search and seizure.
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  1. Unsupported by a valid exception to requirements of a warrant; for example, unreasonable search and seizure.
  2. Not determined by reason; capricious; arbitrary; irrational.
  3. Having or showing little sense or judgment; not rational
Being a syllable in Greek and Latin prosody whose length does not fit the metric pattern.
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  1. Being a syllable in Greek and Latin prosody whose length does not fit the metric pattern.
  2. Lacking the power to reason
  3. Marked by a lack of accord with reason or sound judgment:
Impossible to take seriously; silly:
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  1. Impossible to take seriously; silly:
  2. Of, relating to, or manifesting the view that there is no order or meaning in human life or in the universe.
  3. Extremely unreasonable, incongruous, or inappropriate:
Having or showing little sense; reckless, flighty, giddy, rash, etc.
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  1. Having or showing little sense; reckless, flighty, giddy, rash, etc.
(Not comparable) Having no brain.
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  1. (Not comparable) Having no brain.
  2. (Comparable) Unintelligent, with little common sense.
  3. Foolish or stupid
Alternative spelling of feather-brained.
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  1. Silly and lacking sense or discretion; featherbrained or scatterbrained
  2. Alternative form of empty-headed.
  3. Frivolous and stupid; silly and ignorant
Characterized by lack of purpose, of profitable employment, etc.; idle
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  1. Characterized by lack of purpose, of profitable employment, etc.; idle
  2. Having or showing lack of intelligence, interest, or thought; stupid; senseless; inane
  3. Lacking intelligence; stupid or empty-headed.
Lacking sense or substance:
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  1. Lacking sense or substance:
Lacking common sense
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  1. Lacking common sense
  2. Not sensible; foolish.
  3. (Slang) Foolish, eccentric, or crazy
Eccentric or scatterbrained:
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  1. Eccentric or scatterbrained:
  2. (Informal) Silly or scatterbrained, usually of a woman.
Silly; ridiculous:
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  1. Silly; ridiculous:
  2. (Informal) Like or characteristic of a goof; stupid and silly
  3. Silly, quirky
Embarrassed; abashed:
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  1. Embarrassed; abashed:
  2. Ridiculous; absurd
  3. Capable of arousing laughter; absurd or ridiculous:
Not logical or reasonable; using, based on, or caused by faulty reasoning
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  1. Not logical or reasonable; using, based on, or caused by faulty reasoning
  2. Contrary to logic; lacking sense or sound reasoning.
  3. Without logic; senseless.
So absurd, ridiculous, or exaggerated as to cause or merit laughter
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  1. So absurd, ridiculous, or exaggerated as to cause or merit laughter
  2. So absurd or incongruous as to be laughable.
(Obs.) With the first last and the last first; inverted
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  1. (Obs.) With the first last and the last first; inverted
  2. So contrary to nature, reason, or common sense as to be laughable; absurd; ridiculous
Frivolous; flighty; heedless
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  1. Frivolous; flighty; heedless
  2. Causing or capable of causing dizziness:
  3. Feeling dizzy or unsteady
Of a claim or assertion in litigation, that it lacks merit or substance; often a pejorative term, implying bad faith or negligence by the pleading party. Of a claim or assertion in litigation, that it lacks merit or substance; often a pejorative term, implying bad faith or negligence by the pleading party.
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  1. Of a claim or assertion in litigation, that it lacks merit or substance; often a pejorative term, implying bad faith or negligence by the pleading party. Of a claim or assertion in litigation, that it lacks merit or substance; often a pejorative term, implying bad faith or negligence by the pleading party.
  2. Not properly serious or sensible; silly and light-minded; giddy
  3. Having no basis in law because of the lack of sound legal arguments, facts, etc. or not brought to court in good faith
Of little significance or value.
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  1. Of little significance or value.
  2. Of, relating to, or being the simplest possible case; self-evident.
  3. Concerned with or involving unimportant matters; superficial:
Marked by insufficient inhalation of air; weak:
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  1. Marked by insufficient inhalation of air; weak:
  2. Concerned mainly with superficial matters.
  3. Not intellectually deep; not penetrating deeply; simple; not wise or knowing.
(Archaic) Belonging to childhood; juvenile.
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  1. (Archaic) Belonging to childhood; juvenile.
  2. Silly or trivial, esp. in a childish way or as a result of immaturity
  3. Immature, especially in being silly or trivial; childish.
(Slang) Foolish or silly, often, specif., in an overly sentimental way
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  1. (Slang) Foolish or silly, often, specif., in an overly sentimental way
  2. (US) Excessively sweet, emotional, nostalgic; cheesy; mushy. (British equivalent: soppy)
  3. (Slang) Silly or foolish.
(Not comparable) Having no brain.
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  1. (Not comparable) Having no brain.
  2. (Comparable) Unintelligent, with little common sense.
  3. Foolish or stupid
Foolish or silly, especially in a smug or self-satisfied way:
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  1. Foolish or silly, especially in a smug or self-satisfied way:
  2. Complacently stupid or inane; silly; foolish
Lacking sensation; not feeling, or not capable of feeling, sensation; inanimate
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  1. Lacking sensation; not feeling, or not capable of feeling, sensation; inanimate
  2. Without sense or reason; foolish; stupid
  3. Foolish; witless.
Lacking intelligence or good sense; foolish.
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  1. Lacking intelligence or good sense; foolish.
  2. Not using one's mind; showing little or no intelligence or intellect; senseless or thoughtless
  3. Taking no thought; heedless or careless (of); unmindful
(Informal) Unconscious, usually as a result of physical trauma.
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  1. (Informal) Unconscious, usually as a result of physical trauma.
  2. Having no real point or purpose; nonsensical; meaningless
  3. Not having or showing good sense; stupid; foolish
Having or showing a lack or deficiency of intelligence
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  1. Having or showing a lack or deficiency of intelligence
  2. Having or displaying a lack or small amount of intelligence.
  3. Not intelligent.
Showing weakness of resolve or thought
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  1. Showing weakness of resolve or thought
  2. Foolish; silly.
  3. Foolish
Lacking wit or intelligence; foolish
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  1. Lacking wit or intelligence; foolish
Extremely unreasonable, incongruous, or inappropriate:
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  1. Extremely unreasonable, incongruous, or inappropriate:
  2. Impossible to take seriously; silly:
  3. Of, relating to, or manifesting the view that there is no order or meaning in human life or in the universe.
Without good sense; silly; unwise
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  1. Without good sense; silly; unwise
  2. Ridiculous; absurd
  3. Capable of arousing laughter; absurd or ridiculous:
Having or showing little sense; reckless, flighty, giddy, rash, etc.
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  1. Having or showing little sense; reckless, flighty, giddy, rash, etc.
Showing foolishness or stupidity.
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  1. Showing foolishness or stupidity.
  2. Of, having the nature of, or characteristic of an idiot; very foolish or stupid
  3. Exhibiting profound mental retardation. The term belongs to a classification system no longer in use and is now considered offensive.
Intended for use by such persons:
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  1. Intended for use by such persons:
  2. Immoderate; wild:
  3. Characteristic of or associated with persons who are mentally deranged:
Wildly or giddily foolish:
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  1. Wildly or giddily foolish:
  2. Of or for insane persons
  3. Suffering from lunacy; insane
Temporarily or apparently deranged by violent sensations, emotions, or ideas:
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  1. Temporarily or apparently deranged by violent sensations, emotions, or ideas:
  2. (Slang) Excellent; wonderful:
  3. Mentally ill; insane
Showing foolishness or stupidity.
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  1. Showing foolishness or stupidity.
  2. Exhibiting mild intellectual disability. The term belongs to a classification system no longer in use and is now considered offensive.
Lacking intelligible meaning:
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  1. Lacking intelligible meaning:
  2. Without sense; unmeaning; absurd; foolish; irrational; preposterous.
  3. Unintelligible, foolish, silly, absurd, etc.
(Obs.) With the first last and the last first; inverted
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  1. (Obs.) With the first last and the last first; inverted
  2. So contrary to nature, reason, or common sense as to be laughable; absurd; ridiculous
Lacking judgment, realism, or firmness.
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  1. Lacking judgment, realism, or firmness.
  2. Stupid or foolish
Extremely foolish or stupid.
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  1. Extremely foolish or stupid.
  2. Foolish, stupid, or silly
(Informal) Fantastic, outlandish, absurd, etc.
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  1. (Informal) Fantastic, outlandish, absurd, etc.
  2. Ridiculous, ludicrous, or outrageous.
  3. Unnaturally strange and frightening.
Comical in an extravagantly ludicrous or slapstick manner
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  1. Comical in an extravagantly ludicrous or slapstick manner
  2. Unusual and bizarre in a funny, comical way; outlandish; clownish
  3. Foolish or crazy
Intoxicated; drunk.
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  1. Intoxicated; drunk.
  2. (Slang) Tilted to one side; crooked; awry
  3. Silly; ridiculous; foolish
Intensely involved or preoccupied:
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  1. Intensely involved or preoccupied:
  2. Insane; lunatic; demented.
  3. In love; experiencing romantic feelings.
(Of a person) insane
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  1. (Of a person) insane
  2. Mentally deranged; crazy.
  3. Crazy; demented
Confused; befuddled
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  1. Confused; befuddled
  2. Befuddled or disoriented:
  3. Crazy or eccentric:
Pleasantly warm and breezy
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  1. Pleasantly warm and breezy
  2. Having the qualities of balm; soothing, fragrant, etc.
  3. (Chiefly Brit., Slang) Crazy or foolish
Lacking common sense
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  1. Lacking common sense
  2. Not sensible; foolish.
  3. (Slang) Foolish, eccentric, or crazy
Mentally slow or confused; lethargic or stupid
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  1. Mentally slow or confused; lethargic or stupid
  2. Silly, ridiculous, etc.
  3. Stupid; doltish:
(Slang) Foolish; silly:
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  1. (Slang) Foolish; silly:
  2. Characterized or moving by jerks; making sudden starts and stops or spasmodic movements
  3. Characterized by jerks or jerking:
(Slang) Foolish or silly, often, specif., in an overly sentimental way
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  1. (Slang) Foolish or silly, often, specif., in an overly sentimental way
  2. (US) Excessively sweet, emotional, nostalgic; cheesy; mushy. (British equivalent: soppy)
  3. (Slang) Silly or foolish.
(Slang) Erratic, eccentric, or irrational; zany
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  1. (Slang) Erratic, eccentric, or irrational; zany
  2. Eccentric or irrational:
  3. Crazy; silly:
Alternative form of empty-headed.
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  1. Alternative form of empty-headed.
  2. Silly and lacking sense or discretion; featherbrained or scatterbrained
  3. Frivolous and stupid; silly and ignorant
Alternative spelling of feather-brained.
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Characterized by irresponsible or silly behavior.
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  1. Characterized by irresponsible or silly behavior.
  2. Easily excited, upset, etc.
  3. Given to sudden whims; not taking things seriously; frivolous or irresponsible
Of a claim or assertion in litigation, that it lacks merit or substance; often a pejorative term, implying bad faith or negligence by the pleading party. Of a claim or assertion in litigation, that it lacks merit or substance; often a pejorative term, implying bad faith or negligence by the pleading party.
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  1. Of a claim or assertion in litigation, that it lacks merit or substance; often a pejorative term, implying bad faith or negligence by the pleading party. Of a claim or assertion in litigation, that it lacks merit or substance; often a pejorative term, implying bad faith or negligence by the pleading party.
  2. Having no basis in law because of the lack of sound legal arguments, facts, etc. or not brought to court in good faith
  3. Not properly serious or sensible; silly and light-minded; giddy
Made of, covered with, or resembling froth; foamy.
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  1. Made of, covered with, or resembling froth; foamy.
  2. (Figuratively) lightweight; lacking depth or substance
  3. Foamy or churned to the point of becoming infused with bubbles.
Feeling dizzy or unsteady
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  1. Feeling dizzy or unsteady
  2. Having a reeling, lightheaded sensation; dizzy.
  3. Frivolous; flighty; heedless
Having or showing little sense; reckless, flighty, giddy, rash, etc.
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  1. Having or showing little sense; reckless, flighty, giddy, rash, etc.
Free from care; cheerful; carefree
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  1. Free from care; cheerful; carefree
  2. Joyful, glad, taking pleasure in being alive. Not depressed or sad.
  3. Enjoyable lack of seriousness, not grave.
Absent-minded, forgetful, distractable.
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  1. Absent-minded, forgetful, distractable.
  2. Having the qualities of a scatterbrain.
Carried away as by love or enthusiasm
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  1. Carried away as by love or enthusiasm
  2. Mentally confused; crazy
  3. Silly; crazy.
Having a whirling, dazed sensation; giddy; lightheaded
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  1. Having a whirling, dazed sensation; giddy; lightheaded
  2. Having a sensation of whirling, with a tendency to fall; giddy; feeling unbalanced or lightheaded.
  3. (Informal) Silly; foolish; harebrained
Lacking normal intelligence or understanding; slow-witted; dull
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  1. Lacking normal intelligence or understanding; slow-witted; dull
  2. Used to express disparagement or exasperation:
  3. Dazed, stunned, or stupefied:

Synonym Study

  • Asinine implies the extreme stupidity conventionally attributed to an ass an asinine argument See also syn. study at absurd.
  • Fatuous suggests stupidity, inanity, or obtuseness coupled with a smug complacency a fatuous smile
  • Stupid implies a slow-wittedness or lack of normal intelligence he is stupid to believe that
  • Silly implies ridiculous or irrational behavior that demonstrates a lack of common sense, good judgment, or sobriety it was silly of you to dress so lightly
Find another word for silly. In this page you can discover 83 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for silly, like: ridiculous, senseless, fatuous, asinine, nonsensical, foolish, unreasonable, irrational, absurd, and harebrained.