silly (adj.) Old form(s): sillie
foolish, stupid, ludicrous
E3 IV.v.55[King John to Philip, of the French] at once dispatch / This little business of a silly fraud
LLL III.i.73[Armado to Costard] By virtue, thou enforcest laughter; thy silly thought, my spleen
PP.9.7[of Cytherea and Adonis] She, silly queen ... / Forbade the boy he should not pass those grounds
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