adjectiveBritish • informal
- 1Silly; foolish: don’t ask such daft questionsMore example sentences
absurd, preposterous, ridiculous, ludicrous, farcical, laughable, risible; idiotic, stupid, foolish, foolhardy, unwise, imprudent, ill-conceived, silly, inane, puerile, infantile, fatuous, imbecilic, hare-brained, half-baked; unreasonable, irrational, illogical, nonsensical, pointless, senseless, impracticable, unworkable, unrealistic; peculiar, odd, strange, queer, weird, eccentric, bizarre, fantastic, incongruous, grotesquesimple-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, vapid; deranged, unhinged, insane, mad• informal touched, thick, thick as two short planks, dim, dopey, dumb, dozy, birdbrained, pea-brained, pig-ignorant, bovine, slow on the uptake, soft in the head, brain-dead, boneheaded, lamebrained, chuckleheaded, dunderheaded, wooden-headed, fat-headed, muttonheaded, not all there, not quite right, crazy, mental, nuts, nutty, crackers, cracked, potty, barmy, batty, cuckoo, bonkers, dotty, dippyBritish • informal not the full shillingNorth American • informal dumb-ass
- My dear old mother went as daft as a brush in her final years.
- They were patient and polite, but they obviously wondered why I was asking such a daft question.
- I ask her if she smokes, a daft question given that this is a tobacconist, but you have to start somewhere.
- 1.1 (daft about) Infatuated with: I was daft about himMore example sentences
- 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.
- 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.
- Of course they are just daft about their rugby round here.
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- In more recent years, Sarti's has become an excellent location for late-night daftness over a couple of bottles of Barolo.
- Dark, menacing and overblown to the point of daftness, it's just like the real Wuthering Heights.
- And delirious daftness without rhyme or reason is just plain boring and at the core of this film.
Old English gedæfte 'mild, meek', of Germanic origin; related to Gothic gabadan 'become or be fitting'.