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Silly or scatterbrained:‘don't tell me my ditzy secretary didn't send you an invitation!’
stupid, unintelligent, idiotic, foolish, silly, brainless, half-witted, witless, vacuous, vapid, hare-brained, feather-brained, birdbrained, pea-brained, scatterbrained, scatty, giddy, skittish, flighty, frivolous, thoughtlessView synonyms
- ‘All the other cheerleaders have brains and aren't as ditzy.’
- ‘There aren't naturally stupid or ditzy people at our school mind you.’
- ‘And just because I'm blonde and a cheerleader doesn't mean that I'm stupid and ditzy.’
- ‘Even when they're on the ditzy side, these women still know what to do.’
- ‘If you always play a ditsy blond, take the role of a brilliant brunette.’
- ‘She liked her message, even if it was sort of stupid and ditzy.’
- ‘I headed over to the table we usually occupied and spotted them all pointing towards where Stephanie and her ditzy comrades were sitting.’
- ‘The squids had wads of cash ready to spend on some ditzy chick, but we had pure animal charisma and the Under-18 set.’
- ‘I'm very girly, very into fashion, and I can be more than a little ditzy.’
- ‘My worst fear was that I would falter and look like some stupid ditzy girl.’
- ‘Her neck wouldn't even squish; it's just a tether for that ditzy helium-balloon head of hers.’
- ‘Though she could be a bit ditzy at times, Jenny was a genuinely nice person who had more friends than she could count.’
- ‘She is kind of ditzy, though, but she has good intentions.’
- ‘Though she tended to be ditzy at times, she was a great friend.’
- ‘I just hope it isn't my luck that I get some ditzy valley girl, or some brain-dead heartthrob.’
- ‘If he does, I'll bet he lumps me in with the rest of the ditzy girls in our class.’
- ‘She seemed more giddy, ditzy and seemed entirely too comfortable with the current crowd of males she was attracting.’
- ‘I can be ditsy at times like Bridget and, most important, we share the same sense of style.’
- ‘This is a first, she's generally really ditsy looking, though don't let that fool you.’
- ‘His co-workers, including the ditzy DeeDee appear to be as miserable as Joe is.’
1970s: of unknown origin.
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