Foolish and Silly


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Foolish adjective – Showing or marked by a lack of good sense or judgment.
Usage example: a foolish scheme that was supposed to make us all rich

Silly is a synonym for foolish in ability topic. In some cases you can use "Silly" instead the word "Foolish" as an adjective or a noun, when it comes to topics like mental condition, stupid, unwise, nonsensical. popular alternative
Nearby Words: fool, foolishness, foolery, foolishly
Synonyms for Foolish


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Silly adjective – Lacking in seriousness or maturity.
Usage example: the matinee show was filled with a bunch of silly children making noise

Foolish is a synonym for silly in behaviour topic. You can use "Foolish" instead an adjective "Silly", if it concerns topics such as ability, mental condition, senseless, absurd. popular alternative
Nearby Word: silliness
Synonyms for Silly

Things that words describes

person foolish person silly person
girl foolish girl silly girl
man foolish man silly man
people foolish people silly people
Other nouns: boy, idea, nature, question, way, mistake, villain, superstition, ideas, stories, mistakes.

Both words in one sentence

  • Believe it or not, the current use of "nimrod" to mean a stupid, silly, or foolish person derives from Bugs Bunny using it sarcastically to taunt Elmer Fudd.
  • Theatre / A Very Potter Musical Someone insulting someone else in a ridiculously silly fashion, and then asking the insulted party if they feel foolish.
  • Of course her silly ideas about equality are played for laughs, as only a foolish woman could ever believe it.
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