Silly and Witless


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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

Witless is a synonym for silly in behaviour topic. In some cases you can use "Witless" instead an adjective "Silly", when it comes to topics like ability, stupid, foolish, absurd. popular alternative
Nearby Word: silliness
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Witless adjective – Not having or showing an ability to absorb ideas readily.
Usage example: a dog so witless that it is barely trainable

Silly is a synonym for witless in foolish topic. You can use "Silly" instead the word "Witless" as an adjective or a noun, if it concerns topics such as behaviour, ability, mindless, out of one's mind. popular alternative
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