Adjective "dafter" definition and examples

Pronunciation

/dɑːft/

Definitions and examples

adjective

Silly; foolish.
  1. 'They were patient and polite, but they obviously wondered why I was asking such a daft question.'
  2. 'Gangsta culture may look glamorous to some but transport it to the Midlands and it looks daft.'
  3. 'This reduces the arguments to the silly opinions of a couple of daft people with money.'
  4. 'The bed is edged with a lavender hedge on two sides, which I like, but I planted a yellow rose in the bed and it was miles too tall and looked daft.'
  5. 'A stream of people I half-knew kept coming up to tell me how daft I looked.'
  6. 'I could spend hours just staring into the mirror, pulling daft faces.'
  7. 'How could such a clever man be so daft that he did not anticipate the most obvious questions?'
  8. 'He had written that he was struggling to deal with his feelings and felt daft even expressing them.'
  9. 'There's no way of supping a full latte without getting a foamy moustache on your upper lip and it looks as daft on a power person as it does on an old grey man.'
  10. 'Very little in business is easy, and anyone looking for an easy option would be daft to make exporting their first choice.'
  11. 'I was daft about him'
  12. 'It's time to stop being daft about Christmas.'
  13. '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.'

Definitions

1. senseless, stupid, or foolish.

2. insane; crazy.

3. Scot. merry; playful; frolicsome.

More examples(as adjective)

"people can be dafter."

Origin

(daft)Old English gedæfte ‘mild, meek’, of Germanic origin; related to Gothic gabadan ‘become or be fitting’.