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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 sil·ly /ˈsɪli/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Sil·ly, a. [Compar. Sillier superl. Silliest.]
 1. Happy; fortunate; blessed. [Obs.]
 2. Harmless; innocent; inoffensive. [Obs.] “This silly, innocent Custance.”
    The silly virgin strove him to withstand.   --Spenser.
    A silly, innocent hare murdered of a dog.   --Robynson (More's Utopia).
 3. Weak; helpless; frail. [Obs.]
 After long storms . . .
 With which my silly bark was tossed sore.   --Spenser.
    The silly buckets on the deck.   --Coleridge.
 4. Rustic; plain; simple; humble. [Obs.]
    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.
 Syn: -- Simple; brainless; witless; shallow; foolish; unwise; indiscreet. See Simple.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: pungent adjectives of disesteem; "gave me a cockamamie
             reason for not going"; "wore a goofy hat"; "a silly
             idea"; "some wacky plan for selling more books" [syn:
             cockamamie, cockamamy, goofy, sappy, wacky,
             whacky, zany, unreasonable]
      2: lacking seriousness; given to frivolity; "a dizzy blonde";
         "light-headed teenagers"; "silly giggles" [syn: airheaded,
          dizzy, empty-headed, featherbrained, giddy, light-headed,
      3: inspiring scornful pity; "how silly an ardent and
         unsuccessful wooer can be especially if he is getting on
         in years"- Dashiell Hammett [syn: pathetic, ridiculous]
      4: dazed from or as if from repeated blows; "knocked silly by
         the impact"; "slaphappy with exhaustion" [syn: punch-drunk,
      n : a word used for misbehaving children; "don't be a silly"
      [also: silliest, sillier]