Etymology
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silliness (n.)

"foolishness, senselessness, weakness of understanding, absurd folly," c. 1600, from silly + -ness; a reformation of earlier seeliness, from Old English saelignes "happiness, (good) fortune, occurrence," which was formed from the same elements.

updated on October 27, 2022

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