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An example use of silly in a speech by a native speaker of american english:
“… that they were silly and i see this …”
Silly means foolish, stupid, or not sensible.
the word silly occurs in english on average 40.3 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.
it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that silly can be often used in the following areas:
1) people, society, and culture;