Silly

Definition of Silly

Sil´ly
a.1.Happy; fortunate; blessed.
2.Harmless; innocent; inoffensive.
The silly virgin strove him to withstand.
- Spenser.
A silly, innocent hare murdered of a dog.
- Robynson (More's Utopia).
3.Weak; helpless; frail.
After long storms . . .
With which my silly bark was tossed sore.
- Spenser.
The silly buckets on the deck.
- Coleridge.
4.Rustic; plain; simple; humble.
A fourth man, in a sillyhabit.
- Shak.
All that did their silly thoughts so busy keep.
- Milton.
5.Weak in intellect; destitute of ordinary strength of mind; foolish; witless; simple; as, a silly woman.
6.Proceeding from want of understanding or common judgment; characterized by weakness or folly; unwise; absurd; stupid; as, silly conduct; a silly question.

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