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1Silly; foolish.‘don't ask such daft questions’
simple-minded, simple, stupid, idiotic, moronic, imbecilic, dull-witted, dull, dim-witted, slow-witted, slow, witless, half-witted, feeble-minded, dunce-like, cretinous, empty-headed, vacuous, vapidabsurd, preposterous, ridiculous, ludicrous, farcical, laughable, risibleView synonyms
- ‘Gangsta culture may look glamorous to some but transport it to the Midlands and it looks daft.’
- ‘I could spend hours just staring into the mirror, pulling daft faces.’
- ‘The conversation deteriorated until we were calling each other daft names and I moved to storm out of his office with one final remark.’
- ‘My dear old mother went as daft as a brush in her final years.’
- ‘This reduces the arguments to the silly opinions of a couple of daft people with money.’
- ‘I felt an urge in recent weeks to e-mail the journalist and tell him what a good job he was doing, but felt a bit daft e-mailing a total stranger.’
- ‘Very little in business is easy, and anyone looking for an easy option would be daft to make exporting their first choice.’
- ‘Even the most supposedly stylish people looked pretty daft 20 years ago.’
- ‘They were patient and polite, but they obviously wondered why I was asking such a daft question.’
- ‘The bed is edged with a lavender hedge on two sides, which I like, but I planted a yellow rose in the bed and it was miles too tall and looked daft.’
- ‘A stream of people I half-knew kept coming up to tell me how daft I looked.’
- ‘This latest daft row is yet another example of the slimy politics which disfigure racing, and there's a lot worse to come.’
- ‘There's no way of supping a full latte without getting a foamy moustache on your upper lip and it looks as daft on a power person as it does on an old grey man.’
- ‘He had written that he was struggling to deal with his feelings and felt daft even expressing them.’
- ‘Forgive me if I sound daft, but I can't see a link between the two subjects.’
- ‘The story is totally daft and has plot holes you can drive a bus through.’
- ‘I ask her if she smokes, a daft question given that this is a tobacconist, but you have to start somewhere.’
- ‘Who thought it was a good idea to ask such a daft question in the first place?’
- ‘As scatty or daft as I may come across here at times, work is hugely important to me.’
- ‘How could such a clever man be so daft that he did not anticipate the most obvious questions?’
- 1.1Infatuated with.‘I was daft about him’
- ‘His mother Karen said that she and her husband, Kevin, who are both doctors, were both daft about puzzles and had encouraged Jack and younger sister Mia in their hobby.’
- ‘I've been daft about cricket since I was young, and I was part of a successful squad until I was forced to pack it in at 26 when I tore my cartilage and ruptured my knee ligaments.’
- ‘Of course they are just daft about their rugby round here.’
- ‘Much of the population is daft about dogs and there are not many whippets here so people stop us in the street to look at them.’
- ‘It's time to stop being daft about Christmas.’
Old English gedæfte ‘mild, meek’, of Germanic origin; related to Gothic gabadan become or be fitting.
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