- 1Silly; foolish: don’t ask such daft questionsMore example sentences
absurd, preposterous, ridiculous, ludicrous, farcical, laughable; idiotic, stupid, foolish, silly, inane, fatuous, harebrained, cockamamie, half-baked, crazy, cockeyedsimpleminded, stupid, idiotic, slow, witless, feebleminded, empty-headed, vacuous, vapid; unhinged, insane, mad• informal thick, dim, dopey, dumb, dimwitted, halfwitted, birdbrained, pea-brained, slow on the uptake, soft in the head, brain-dead, not all there, touched, crazy, mental, nuts, batty, bonkers, crackers, dumb-ass• vulgar slang batshit
- 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: we were all 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 gadaban 'become or be fitting'.