silly


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a word used for misbehaving children

inspiring scornful pity

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dazed from or as if from repeated blows

References in classic literature ?
If my children are silly, I must hope to be always sensible of it.
He would be a harder, sterner man, not so ready to adapt himself to a silly girl's whim.
I fell into all those violets, and he was silly and surprised.
I have done all this only to cure you of your silly pride, and to show you the folly of your ill-treatment of me.
Yes: that's what drives me mad: the silly people don't know their own silly business.
As she spoke she saw Rachel redden; for she remembered silly things she had said, and also, it occurred to her that she treated this exquisite woman rather badly, for Mrs.
Once Tootles began, which was not very often, he had a silly way of going on.
What had once been silly or amusing was gruesome, now; it was death peering through a wilful mask of life.
So it was, more by tone and emphasis and context of situation than by anything else, that Jerry came hazily to identify himself with names such as: Dog, Mister Dog, Adventurer, Strong Useful One, Sing Song Silly, Noname, and Quivering Love-Heart.
Humorous half-columns in the local papers, written in the customary silly way by unlicked cub reporters just out of grammar school, tickled the fancy of San Francisco for a fleeting moment in that the steamship Mariposa had rescued some sea-waifs possessed of a cock-and-bull story that not even the reporters believed.
Fine clothes may disguise, but silly words will disclose a fool.
Polly shut her door hard, and felt ready to cry with vexation, that her pleasure should be spoilt by such a silly idea; for, of all the silly freaks of this fast age, that of little people playing at love is about the silliest.
The warlock of Essendean, they say, had made a mirror in which men could read the future; it must have been of other stuff than burning coal; for in all the shapes and pictures that I sat and gazed at, there was never a ship, never a seaman with a hairy cap, never a big bludgeon for my silly head, or the least sign of all those tribulations that were ripe to fall on me.
Why, you silly man," she continued, "where do you suppose I got them?
They are our sinister masters - the weak, the flabby, the silly, the cowardly, the faint of heart, and the slavish of mind.