(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.) Deserving pity; wworthy of, or exciting, compassion; miserable; lamentable; piteous; as, pitiable persons; a pitiable condition; pitiable wretchedness.
(1) "He is not here," says a rebel guard: glazed eyes, rifle slung over ill-fitting uniform, pitiably young.
(2) Sometimes, characters who aren't having sex are seen as pitiable but most of the time, whether they can't or won't do it, we're just supposed to laugh at them.
(3) Louis Kavanagh of Solihull, who proposed the motion, blamed “lazy students, pitiable parenting, ineffectual school discipline measures and structures putting all the burden on the class teacher”.
(4) Descriptions of how he had been severely bullied at school were used to explain how he had become a pitiable, alienated individual who barely left the house except to empty his bins, and whose only life was lived through the internet.
(5) Struggling, but with scant success, to get her head round the concept of an independent Scotland, the mother in the much-viewed Better Together advertisement , the Woman Who Made up Her Mind, cuts a pitiable figure.
(6) Where the Miley Cyruses of this world try cropping their hair off and gyrating semi-naked in order to be seen as adults, or the likes of Lindsay Lohan and Amanda Bynes lose all semblance of a plan and spin off into pitiable tabloid notoriety, Gomez's transition has been rather smarter.
(7) Sad!” The paradox is that the president never seems more cheerful than when denouncing something as sad, finding as he does perhaps his only moments of authentic happiness in portraying the position of his enemies as pitiably hopeless.
(8) "It was pitiable to see these poor people struggling with their adversity, and to think of the cheerless night they must spend amid their sodden surroundings," the Eastern Daily Press wrote.
(9) A throwback to the early Zionists, he was wedded to the soil, certain of his beliefs, the antithesis of the supposedly pitiable diaspora Jew.
(10) The ABC broadcast brings front and centre a number of uncertainties, confusions and misconceptions about holding refugees in pitiable Pacific states.
(11) Those seeking to defend shouldn't feel they have to portray themselves as anything close to pitiable in response.
(12) As Cady (la Lohan, who has also undergone many changes in the past decade) notes in Mean Girls, “In Girl World, Halloween is the one night a year when a girl can dress like a total slut, and no other girls can say anything about it.” In other words, it’s something that pitiable and confused teenage girls do, like affecting to enjoy smoking, or pretending to be interested in every boring thing some boring boy says in the hope he’ll provide her with some self-validation.
(13) This paper deals with the pitiable case of a meanwhile four years old infant having been battered by his stepmother.
(14) Behind the far-left yobs, who disgrace every good cause in Britain, the protesters who did not riot in Parliament Square on Thursday looked almost pitiable.
(15) Any unmarried, unmothered woman over 30 is generally described as "brave" for which read: pitiable, for which read: tragic ( "Taking her mind off her newly single status, Kelly Brook, 33, was seen laughing and smiling … She appeared to be coping well."
(16) They are the most pitiable group of cases seen, but they can all be offered some help, however limited one's resources.
(17) It is, again, easy to dismiss her charity work as a rational extension of her own narcissism, which is almost pitiable in itself – it is a truism that it is almost impossible to recover from fame.