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Funny vs. Silly

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Funnyadjective

Amusing; humorous; comical.

‘When I went to the circus, I only found the clowns funny.’;

Sillyadjective

Laughable or amusing through foolishness or a foolish appearance.

Funnyadjective

Strange or unusual, often implying unpleasant.

‘The milk smelt funny so I poured it away.’; ‘I've got a funny feeling that this isn't going to work.’;

Sillyadjective

(of numbers, particularly prices) Absurdly large.

Funnyadjective

Showing unexpected resentment.

Sillyadjective

Blessed, particularly:

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Funnynoun

(humorous) A joke.

Sillyadjective

Good; pious.

Funnynoun

(humorous) A comic strip.

Sillyadjective

Holy.

Funnynoun

(British) A narrow clinker-built boat for sculling.

Sillyadjective

Pitiful, inspiring compassion, particularly:

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Funnyadverb

(nonstandard) In an unusual manner; strangely.

Sillyadjective

Innocent; suffering undeservedly, especially as an epithet of lambs and sheep.

Funnyadjective

Droll; comical; amusing; laughable; inciting laughter.

Sillyadjective

Helpless, defenseless.

Funnynoun

A clinkerbuit, narrow boat for sculling.

Sillyadjective

Insignificant, worthless, especially with regard to land quality.

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Funnyadjective

arousing or provoking laughter;

‘an amusing film with a steady stream of pranks and pratfalls’; ‘an amusing fellow’; ‘a comic hat’; ‘a comical look of surprise’; ‘funny stories that made everybody laugh’; ‘a very funny writer’; ‘it would have been laughable if it hadn't hurt so much’; ‘a mirthful experience’; ‘risible courtroom antics’;

Sillyadjective

Weak, frail; flimsy use concerning people and animals is now obsolete.

Funnyadjective

beyond or deviating from the usual or expected;

‘a curious hybrid accent’; ‘her speech has a funny twang’; ‘they have some funny ideas about war’; ‘had an odd name’; ‘the peculiar aromatic odor of cloves’; ‘something definitely queer about this town’; ‘what a rum fellow’; ‘singular behavior’;

Sillyadjective

Sickly; feeble; infirm.

Funnyadjective

not as expected;

‘there was something fishy about the accident’; ‘up to some funny business’; ‘some definitely queer goings-on’; ‘a shady deal’; ‘her motives were suspect’; ‘suspicious behavior’;

Sillyadjective

Simple, plain, particularly:

Funnyadjective

experiencing odd bodily sensations;

‘told the doctor about the funny sensations in her chest’;

Sillyadjective

Rustic, homely.

Funnyadverb

in a strange manner;

‘a queerly inscribed sheet of paper’; ‘he acted kind of funny’;

Sillyadjective

(obsolete) Lowly, of humble station.

Funnyadverb

in a comical manner;

‘she acted comically’;

Sillyadjective

Mentally simple, foolish, particularly:

Funnyadjective

causing laughter or amusement; humorous

‘the play is hilariously funny’; ‘a funny story’;

Sillyadjective

(obsolete) Rustic, uneducated, unlearned.

Funnyadjective

used to emphasize that something is serious or should be taken seriously

‘stealing other people's work isn't funny’;

Sillyadjective

Thoughtless, lacking judgment.

Funnyadjective

difficult to explain or understand; strange or odd

‘I had a funny feeling you'd be around’; ‘the funny thing is I can't remember much about it’; ‘I do get some funny looks’; ‘it's a funny old world’; ‘that's funny!—that vase of flowers has been moved’;

Sillyadjective

(Scottish) Mentally retarded.

Funnyadjective

unusual, especially in such a way as to arouse suspicion

‘there was something funny going on’;

Sillyadjective

Stupefied, senseless; stunned or dazed.

Funnyadjective

slightly but undefinably unwell

‘suddenly my stomach felt funny’; ‘Are you okay? You look a bit funny’;

Sillyadjective

Very close to the batsman, facing the bowler; closer than short.

Funnynoun

comic strips in newspapers

‘I read the sports page, funnies, and editorial’;

Sillyadverb

Sillily: in a silly manner.

Funnynoun

a joke or witty remark

‘he regaled his hosts with a few funnies’; ‘I was trying to make a funny, but failed miserably’;

Sillynoun

(colloquial) A silly person.

Sillynoun

A term of address.

Sillynoun

(colloquial) A mistake.

Sillyadjective

Happy; fortunate; blessed.

Sillyadjective

Harmless; innocent; inoffensive.

‘The silly virgin strove him to withstand.’; ‘A silly, innocent hare murdered of a dog.’;

Sillyadjective

Weak; helpless; frail.

‘After long storms . . . With which my silly bark was tossed sore.’; ‘The silly buckets on the deck.’;

Sillyadjective

Rustic; plain; simple; humble.

‘A fourth man, in a sillyhabit.’; ‘All that did their silly thoughts so busy keep.’;

Sillyadjective

Weak in intellect; destitute of ordinary strength of mind; foolish; witless; simple; as, a silly woman.

Sillyadjective

Proceeding from want of understanding or common judgment; characterized by weakness or folly; unwise; absurd; stupid; as, silly conduct; a silly question.

Sillynoun

a word used for misbehaving children;

‘don't be a silly’;

Sillyadjective

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’;

Sillyadjective

lacking seriousness; given to frivolity;

‘a dizzy blonde’; ‘light-headed teenagers’; ‘silly giggles’;

Sillyadjective

inspiring scornful pity;

‘how silly an ardent and unsuccessful wooer can be especially if he is getting on in years’;

Sillyadjective

dazed from or as if from repeated blows;

‘knocked silly by the impact’; ‘slaphappy with exhaustion’;

Sillyadjective

having or showing a lack of common sense or judgement; absurd and foolish

‘another of his silly jokes’; ‘‘Don't be silly!’ she said’;

Sillyadjective

ridiculously trivial or frivolous

‘he would brood about silly things’;

Sillyadjective

used to convey that an activity or process has been engaged in to such a degree that someone is no longer capable of thinking or acting sensibly

‘he often drank himself silly’; ‘his mother worried herself silly over him’;

Sillyadjective

(especially of a woman, child, or animal) helpless; defenceless.

Sillyadjective

denoting fielding positions very close to the batsman

‘silly mid-on’;

Sillynoun

a foolish person (often used as a form of address)

‘come on, silly’;

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