Silliness vs Mishegoss - What's the difference?

silliness | mishegoss |


As nouns the difference between silliness and mishegoss

is that silliness is (uncountable) that which is perceived as silly or frivolous while mishegoss is (slang) madness; silliness.

silliness

English

Noun

  • (uncountable) That which is perceived as silly or frivolous.
  • (countable) An act that is silly; a result of being silly.
  • mishegoss

    English

    Noun

    (-)
  • (slang) Madness; silliness.
  • * {{quote-news, year=2007, date=February 11, author=William Safire, title=Culpa for Mayor, work=New York Times citation
  • , passage=On the contrary, the Michigander’s mishegoss is driven by my choice of the on-guard anticipate when he thinks I should have used the more general, all-purpose verb expect. }}