silly

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Definizione monolingua silly


silly


Noun

silly (plural sillies)


  1. (colloquial) A silly person; a fool.
  2. (colloquial) A mistake.
Adjective

silly (comparative sillier, superlative silliest)


  1. (obsolete) Pitiable; deserving of compassion; helpless.
    • 1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, I.vi:
      A silly man, in simple weedes forworne, / And soild with dust of the long dried way; / His sandales were with toilesome trauell torne, / And face all tand with scorching sunny ray [...].
  2. (obsolete) Simple, unsophisticated, ordinary; rustic, ignorant.
    • 1633, John Donne, ""Sapho to Philænis"":
      For, if we justly call each silly man / A little island, What shall we call thee than?
  3. foolish, showing a lack of good sense and wisdom; frivolous, trifling.
    I made a very silly mistake.
  4. irresponsible, showing irresponsible behaviors.
    What a silly kid, hes always getting in trouble.
  5. playful, giggly.
    The newlyweds called each other silly little nicknames.
  6. semiconscious, witless.
    The impact of the ball knocked him silly.
  7. (cricket) of a fielding position, very close to the batsman; closer than short
  8. (pejorative) simple, not intelligent, refined.
    John was prosperous and his helpless, silly father could be of no use to him.


Definizione italiano>inglese silly

sciocco
  foolish, showing a lack of good sense and wisdom
  pejorative: simple, not intelligent, refined
stupido
anormale
assurdo
buffo
divertente
fatuo
grullo
ignorante
imbecille
matto
melenso
mentecatto
pazzo
pirla
ridicolo
scemo
scempio
stolto
tonto

Altri significati:


Traduzione 'veloce'


sciocco |stupido |anormale |assurdo |buffo |divertente |fatuo |grullo |ignorante |imbecille |matto |melenso |mentecatto |pazzo |pirla |ridicolo |scemo |scempio |stolto |tonto |


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