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daft

 (dăft)
adj. daft·er, daft·est
1. Crazy; deranged.
2. Foolish; stupid.
3. Scots Frolicsome.

[Middle English defte, dafte, humble, uncouth, awkward; see deft.]

daft′ly adv.
daft′ness n.

daft

(dɑːft)
adj
1. informal foolish, simple, or stupid
2. a slang word for insane
3. informal (foll by: about) extremely fond (of)
4. slang frivolous; giddy
[Old English gedæfte gentle, foolish; related to Middle Low German ondaft incapable]
ˈdaftly adv
ˈdaftness n

daft

(dæft, dɑft)

adj. , -er, -est.
1. foolish.
2. insane; crazy; mad.
3. Scot. playful.
[before 1000; Middle English dafte uncouth, awkward; earlier, gentle, meek, Old English dæfte]
daft′ly, adv.
daft′ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.daft - informal or slang terms for mentally irregulardaft - informal or slang terms for mentally irregular; "it used to drive my husband balmy"
insane - afflicted with or characteristic of mental derangement; "was declared insane"; "insane laughter"

daft

adjective (Informal, chiefly Brit.)
1. stupid, simple, crazy, silly, absurd, foolish, irrational, unwise, senseless, giddy, infantile, goofy, foolhardy, idiotic, inane, fatuous, loopy (informal), witless, crackpot (informal), out to lunch (informal), dopey (informal), puerile, imprudent (informal), scatty (Brit. informal), asinine, gonzo (slang), imbecilic, doolally (slang), off your head (informal), off your trolley (slang), up the pole (informal), dumb-ass (slang), wacko or whacko (slang) I wasn't so daft as to believe him.
3. crazy, mad, mental (slang), touched, nuts (slang), barking (slang), crackers (Brit. slang), insane, lunatic, demented, nutty (slang), deranged, unhinged, round the bend (Brit. slang), barking mad (slang), not right in the head, not the full shilling (informal) It either sends you daft or kills you.
daft about enthusiastic about, mad about, crazy about (informal), doting on, besotted with, sweet on, nuts about (slang), potty about (Brit. informal), infatuated by, dotty about (slang, chiefly Brit.), nutty about (informal) He's just daft about her.

daft

adjective
Afflicted with or exhibiting irrationality and mental unsoundness:
Informal: bonkers, cracked, daffy, gaga, loony.
Chiefly British: crackers.
Idioms: around the bend, crazy as a loon, mad as a hatter, not all there, nutty as a fruitcake, off one's head, off one's rocker, of unsound mind, out of one's mind, sick in the head, stark raving mad.
Translations
pitomý
tåbelig
typerä
budalast
ばかな
어리석은
neumen
fånig
โง่
ngớ ngẩn

daft

[dɑːft] ADJ (dafter (compar) (daftest (superl)))
1. (= silly) [person] → tonto, bobo, tarado (S. Cone) ; [idea, action, question] → tonto
don't be daftno seas tonto or bobo
he's not as daft as he looksno es tan tonto como parece
if you're daft enough to pay £600si eres tan bobo como para pagar 600 libras
the daft things some people do!¡hay que ver las estupideces que hace la gente!
to be daft in the headestar mal de la cabeza, estar tocado del ala
to be as daft as a brushser más tonto que Abundio
2. (= crazy) to be daft about sbestar loco por algn
he's daft about footballle apasiona el fútbol, el fútbol le vuelve loco

daft

[ˈdɑːft ˈdæft] adj
(= silly) → idiot(e)
(= crazy) to be daft about sb → être toqué(e) de qn
to be daft about sth → être mordu(e) de qch

daft

adj (+er)doof, blöd, bekloppt (all inf); daft in the head (inf)blöd (inf), → bekloppt (inf); what a daft thing to doso was Doofes or Blödes or Beklopptes (all inf); he’s daft about her/about football (inf)er ist verrückt nach ihr/nach Fußball (inf); to go daftverblöden; he’s daft enough to believe anythinger ist so blöd, er glaubt alles

daft

[dɑːft] adj (-er (comp) (-est (superl))) (fam) → sciocco/a
to be daft about sb → aver perso la testa per qn
to be daft about sth → andare pazzo/a per qc

daft

أَحْمَق pitomý tåbelig blöd κουτός bobo typerä bête budalast sciocco ばかな 어리석은 dwaas fjollet głupi tolo глупый fånig โง่ saf ngớ ngẩn 愚蠢的
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