Can you share some feedback of the word Silly, what Silly means, expressions that you use in real life, the only thing that I know about this word it's like something dump or stupid, there's another meaning or usage of this word.

Thank you.

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    Have you checked the dictionary definitions of silly, dumb, stupid? What exactly do you find difficult to understand? – FumbleFingers Dec 1 '14 at 19:43
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    Related: Monty Python's Ministry of Silly Walks (for a use that is heavy on the "ridiculous" in the sense of "ridiculously trivial or frivolous") – apsillers Dec 1 '14 at 19:43
  • @apsillers is awesome! That skit is amazing :D – ccanduc Dec 1 '14 at 20:26
  • It seems like there more to your question than could be answered by a dictionary, but in order to understand what you’re really asking we will need more context. Can you provide more of your thoughts on the matter, especially definitions you’ve found and what you think the word means? (see: Details, Please) – Tyler James Young Dec 1 '14 at 21:27

Silly is an interesting word!

Silly can be used to express when something is lighthearted and not very serious. For example:

My mother made silly faces at me when I was a baby to make me laugh.

Oh don't mind me, I'm just being silly right now!

However, silly can also be used in a lightly insulting way and you should be careful using it to describe someone.

This is because silly basically means 'Not to be taken seriously'. So if there is a situation where it would be bad to called someone 'not someone to take seriously', then it can offend.

Examples of offensive/negative uses of silly:

The meeting was useless and silly, we all know how to wash our hands!

She's just a silly woman, she can't be a CEO.

Silly is not as harsh as 'stupid'.

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