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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.daftly - in a mildly insane mannerdaftly - in a mildly insane manner; "the old lady is beginning to behave quite dottily"
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