1. silly, absurd, pointless, fatuous, foolish; ridiculous, ludicrous, laughable; senseless, nonsensical, Scot, and North Eng. glaikit, cockeyed; unreasonable, irrational, illogical; preposterous, extravagant, excessive; amphigoric, poppycockish, Sl. cocka-mamie, Inf. piffling; childish, puerile, immature; asinine, idiotic, Inf. moronic, imbecilic; crazy, crazed, Sl. kooky, Scot. doiled, mad; daft, Inf. daffy, crack-brained, Inf. nutty; All Slang. balmy, dippy, batty, cuckoo, buggy, screwy, wacky, goofy, loony.
2. dull, inexpressive, expressionless, stupid, witless, Inf. dopey, empty-headed; unthinking, unreasoning, incogitant, thoughtless; unintelligent, unintellectual; vapid, insipid, banal, bland.

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