(a.) Stupid; foolish; idiotic; also, delirious; insane; as, he has gone daft.
(a.) Gay; playful; frolicsome.
(1) Does he really think, like those daft gender essentialists, that women are innately gentle and men are big brutes out for a ruck?
(2) I am of a similar vintage and, like many friends and fans of the series, bemoan the fact that we are generally treated by society as silly, weak, daft, soppy, prejudiced (even bigoted), risk-averse and wary of new situations.
(3) Album of the year: Random Access Memories - Daft Punk Daft Punk snatches record of the year from Macklemore's tiny fists.
(4) Osborne and Alistair Darling would be daft to rule out a 20% VAT band; don't expect them to admit as much this side of polling day.
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(6) The comedian Stephen Mangan called Cameron’s warning “panicky” and “daft”, while another comedian, Vikki Stone, shared a picture of herself hiding in the shed with a colander on her head and said: “Dear David Cameron I’m frightened.
(7) Daft Punk will make their first televised performance since 2008 , playing with artists including Stevie Wonder and Get Lucky collaborators Pharrell Williams and Nile Rodgers.
(8) It would be unfair – daft, even, and demeaning to the winner – to suggest Murray threw the match away after coming back from 2-5 in the fifth set and failing to convert any of three break points that would have left him serving for the match.
(9) I wanted to make something that, daft as it is, you could see it loads of times and spot something new each time.
(10) The clue is in the title: it takes a lot of work and rehearsal for a comedian to appear spontaneous, and this is a daft, enjoyable and impressively polished show from a comic with a natural flair for the absurd.
(11) Nile says: “The robots had an amazing vision!” Nile Rodgers accepts Daft Punk's International Group Award.
(12) So, yes, Daft Punk are very famous indeed, but the two Frenchmen sitting side by side on a sofa in a luxurious Paris hotel suite – Thomas Bangalter, 38, and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo, 39 – are very much not.
(13) He also helpfully presented the former prime minister with a way the policy could be made less daft.
(14) The more that other people sounded like Daft Punk, the harder it become for Daft Punk to do something new.
(15) Frankly, if anyone is daft enough to spend £1,000 on a handbag, it’s no skin off anyone else’s nose.
(16) At this perilous juncture, there's not much to be gained from saying that monetary union was always a daft idea.
(17) "Apart from anything else, with Superman returning to a cinematic landscape that now also has that other god-alien Thor, not to mention Iron Man, Hulk – hell, all the Avengers – it wasn't a daft move to avoid any winks to his inherent absurdity," he writes.
(18) Richard Curtis's film is a good-natured fantasy romance of such utterable daftness that it's impossible to dislike.
(19) Cycling into the hinterland of a foreign city with a reputation for violence and where few people speak English might sound like a daft idea, but for anyone remotely interested in cycling this is an unmissable experience – perhaps the world's greatest city bike ride.
(20) So, let's go back to the original question: is the man in charge of making these changes a bit daft?
(a.) Marked with, or exhibiting, folly; void of understanding; weak in intellect; without judgment or discretion; silly; unwise.
(a.) Such as a fool would do; proceeding from weakness of mind or silliness; exhibiting a want of judgment or discretion; as, a foolish act.
(1) So, logic would dictate that if Greeks are genuinely in favour of reform – and opinion polls have consistently shown wide support for many of the structural changes needed – they would be foolish to give these two parties another chance.
(2) It would be foolish to bet that Saudi Arabia will exist in its current form a generation from now.” Memories of how the Saudis and Opec deliberately triggered an economic crisis in the west in retaliation for US aid to Israel during the 1973 Yom Kippur war still rankle.
(3) That's foolish, because Real Madrid rarely look more uncomfortable than at set pieces.
(4) "We regret that Congress was forced to waste its time voting on a foolish bill that was premised entirely on false claims and ignorance," David Jenkins, an REP official, said in a statement.
(5) Shorten said while Hicks was “foolish to get caught up in the Afghanistan conflict” the court decision showed an injustice.
(6) Many commentators considered the suggestion merely foolish, but computer hackers issued death threats against her and her children, which she promptly posted on Twitter, along with the defiant message: "Get stuffed, losers.
(7) And it means that if Labour were to win, Mr Brown would be very foolish, indeed downright wrong, to move Mr Darling.
(8) "It was a certain kind of titillation the shop offered," the critic Matthew Collings has written, "sexual but also hopeless, destructive, foolish, funny, sad."
(9) Describing the moment McKellen knocked on his dressing room door he said: “I ushered him in nervously, expecting notes for my poor performance or indiscipline – I was a foolish, naughty young actor.
(10) But what people did when they were young and foolish, or even when they were not yet public figures, is not always the same.
(11) While we have this, it would be foolish to pursue a policy of still constraining resources in the acute sector.
(12) All three echoed remarks made recently by the Bank’s governor, Mark Carney, who said it would be “foolish” to cut rates in response to a temporary fall in inflation.
(13) Since the initially peaceful demonstrations against his regime began more than three years ago, he has proved himself, by turns, foolish, craven and vicious.
(14) In a high-risk, 65-minute speech in Manchester delivered without notes, and 20 minutes longer than he intended, Miliband tried to take the mantle of the 19th-century Tory prime minister Benjamin Disraeli's one nation, pointedly grabbing the territory and language of the centre ground which he believes David Cameron has foolishly vacated.
(15) But one backbencher, West Australian Liberal Dennis Jensen , has said it is foolish to set up a $20bn medical research fund at the same time as the government is cutting money from scientific agencies, including the CSIRO and the Australian Research Council.
(16) Donald Trump is too weak, too foolish and too chaotic to see beyond the immediate crises he has created.
(17) Here, too, Capote displayed uncanny journalistic skills, capturing even the most languid and enigmatic of subjects – Brando in his pomp – and eliciting the kinds of confidences that left the actor reflecting ruefully on his "unutterable foolishness".
(18) They privately acknowledge they were foolish in taking the bait, but argue they have broken no rules since they were offered no jobs, and therefore have no commercial interests to declare in the MPs' register.
(19) "Hopefully, the lesson is to stop this foolish childishness," McCain said Thursday on CNN.
(20) The only thing that one really knows about human nature is that it changes.” As for the social conditions that obtain: “It is exactly the existing conditions that one objects to, and any scheme that could accept these conditions is wrong and foolish.” Looking back on my political activism of the 1970s and 80s, there was a lot of refusing to accept existing conditions on the basis that they were “wrong and foolish”.