, AS. slig
, happy, good, fr. sl
, good, happy, sl
good fortune, happines; akin to OS. salig
, a, good, happy, D. zalig
blessed, G. selig
, OHG. salig
, Icel. sl
, Sw. säll
, Dan. salig
, Goth. sls
good, kind, and perh. also to L. sollus
whole, entire, Gr. , Skr. sarva
. Cf. Seel
comparative Sillier ; superlative Silliest
- Happy; fortunate; blessed. Obs.
- Harmless; innocent; inoffensive. Obs. "This silly, innocent Custance."
The silly virgin strove him to withstand.
A silly, innocent hare murdered of a dog.
Robynson (More's Utopia).
- Weak; helpless; frail. Obs.
After long storms . . .
With which my silly bark was tossed sore.
The silly buckets on the deck.
- Rustic; plain; simple; humble. Obs.
A fourth man, in a sillyhabit.
All that did their silly thoughts so busy keep.
- Weak in intellect; destitute of ordinary strength of mind; foolish; witless; simple; as, a silly woman.
- Proceeding from want of understanding or common judgment; characterized by weakness or folly; unwise; absurd; stupid; as, silly conduct; a silly question.
Syn. -- Simple; brainless; witless; shallow; foolish; unwise; indiscreet. See Simple.