Silliness vs. Sillyness

By Jaxson

  • Silliness

    Silliness is defined as engaging in “a ludicrous folly”, showing a “lack of good sense or judgment”, or “the condition of being frivolous, trivial, or superficial”. In television, film, and the circus, portrayals of silliness such as exaggerated, funny behavior are used to amuse audiences. Portrayals of silliness, provided by clowns and jesters, are also used to lift the spirits of people in hospitals.

  • Silliness (noun)

    That which is perceived as silly or frivolous.

  • Silliness (noun)

    An act that is silly; a result of being silly.

  • Sillyness (noun)

    obsolete spelling of silliness

  • Silliness (noun)

    lack of common sense or judgement; foolishness

    “children will love the sheer silliness of the enterprise”

    “he spouted the same sillinesses I hear all too often”

    “she had to laugh at her own silliness”

Oxford Dictionary

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