Use the word "silly" as an adjective when describing behavior or ideas that are funny, ridiculous, or foolish.
- The little girl made silly faces at her brother.
- She was being silly.
- Jacob is a silly boy.
- He does a lot of silly things.
- Children enjoy singing silly songs.
- Children also like to tell silly jokes to each other.
- That man has a lot of silly ideas.
- He’s not serious–he’s just being silly.
- This is just a bunch of silly nonsense.
- That’s silly.
- Stop being so silly.
- Don’t be silly. (This sentence is a common response to something a person says.)
- Doug doesn’t feel comfortable around people who are always silly.
- Some medicine makes people feel a little silly.
The word "silliness" is a noun.
- Bill’s silliness got him in trouble at work.
- There’s no reason for this silliness.
- There’s no time for silliness during an important meeting.
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February 4, 2019