Daft is a pretty tough word, but we're here to help you better understand it...with EXAMPLES!
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Below you will find the definition of daft, followed by 40 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(adjective) - informal or slang terms for mentally irregular
EXAMPLES - Daft in a Sentence
- Fine Gael criticises 'daft' legislation around wages (source)
- Telegraph Gerrard slams 'daft' rift rumours - 14 hrs ago (source)
- Wad mak a daft-like diary, O! I drave my cart out ow'r a dike, (source)
- Captain Steven Gerrard dismisses 'daft' rumours of Liverpool exit (source)
- Gerrard blasts 'daft' quit rumours and of rift with Liverpool boss Benitez (source)
- However after a brief trial, officers said it made them feel "daft", "unprofessional" and (source)
- (Initially I wrote 'first draft' as first darft, or 'daft' -- does it ever feel like that, too? (source)
- The difference between US and European trailer runs is not only significant, but often just plain daft. (source)
- The latest attempt to kick start Carlisle Renaissance has been dismissed as "daft" by Labour city councillors. (source)
- He's exceptionally handsome, though Cassandra finds him a bit "daft" of course, he thinks the sun rises and sets on her! (source)
- Steven Gerrard has spoken out to deny what he describes as "daft" rumours about his relationship with gaffer Rafa Benitez. (source)
- "The idea of driving education towards the curriculum is a bad idea," sounds kind of daft, but that's what he's really saying. (source)
- The woman was believed to be a little "daft," for she always hid herself when any of the town's people appeared near her shanty. (source)
- ATTORNEY-General Michael Atkinson has apologised for calling one of South Australia's most senior Magistrates "daft" and delusional. (source)
- This afternoon that chancer Paul Staines aka daft blogger Guido Fawkes aka Mr GuF gives Gordon Brown the credit for today's business at the LSE. (source)
- He rode away from his mundane origins on a kind of daft confidence that allowed him to transform himself as needed but without losing his center. (source)
- SOUTH Australian Attorney-General Michael Atkinson has apologised publicly to a senior magistrate for referring to him as "daft" and "delusional". (source)
- They are the lungs of the Earth, chopping them down at a rate of knots then fretting about travelling by air or boat on holiday is just plain daft. (source)
- But firemen at the service - who claim they are already banned from using other people's step ladders for safety reasons - say the measures are 'daft'. (source)
- In his opening broadside, Mr Atkinson said he doubted whether any competent magistrate would pay attention to Dr Cannon's "daft" and "delusional" views. (source)
- The private missives were apparently sent by Mr McBride from a No 10 account to former spin doctor Mr Draper - who has admitted the contents were "daft". (source)
- How daft is this thing going to get before even the wackiest of the wacky get migraines or something and for the love of Pete, just mercifully let all the twaddle go?? (source)
- Angry firefighters have labelled health and safety officials 'daft' after being asked to use telescopic rods to check fire alarms - as step ladders are 'too dangerous'. (source)
- If they do, they must be 'daft', he said, at a dialogue during a housing conference as part of a series of events to mark the Housing and Development Board's 50th anniversary. (source)
- LEGISLATION TO allow for "inability-to-pay" clauses for firms in financial difficulty was "mere tinkering" with minimum wage orders, while "daft" laws such as a six cent an hour (source)
- There are many, like the old Scotch lady who attempted to read Carlyle's _French Revolution_, who think they have become "daft" when they encounter a passage such as, for example, (source)
- "Good guide us!" cried I, "what kind of daft-like proceeding is this, to let yourself be launched on the continent of Europe with an empty purse-I count it hardly decent-scant decent!" (source)
- "Good guide us!" cried I, "what kind of daft-like proceeding is this, to let yourself be launched on the continent of Europe with an empty purse -- I count it hardly decent -- scant decent!" (source)
- Years of living as an expatriate eventually left little trace of his origins, although when he described the work of a less careful colleague as "daft", the flat vowels were still detectable. (source)
- If government MPs spent less time defrauding tax payers and more time ensuring all schools were good, they wouldn't have to waste more tax payers money with this kind of daft investigation and prosecution. (source)
- The point of Finkelstien bringing this to the attention of The Times readerproloteriat was to hopefully empathize with the inanity of certain daft policing strategies, dreamed up by promotion hungry cretins. (source)
- But these old gentlemen were as far beyond his understanding as Gillesbeg Aotram, the wanderer who came about the glens and was called daft by the people who did not know, as Gilian did, that he was wiser than themselves. (source)
- Cage clearly also buys properties for what might charitably be called daft reasons: he's selling a New Orleans mansion described on one website as "the most haunted and the most frightening location in the French Quarter". (source)
- He knew the fellow for one that the village of Edom called "daft" or "queer," yet held to be harmless -- to be rather amusing, indeed, since he could be provoked to deliver curious harangues upon the subject of revealed religion. (source)
- Derek Brownlee, who has been excellent in calmly stating that budget negotiations is a 4 month process so he won't be drawn into a knee-jerk reaction, has already dismissed Purcell and Andy Kerr's oversimplification of the issue as "daft". (source)
- Oh, better be, as the Scotch say, a little "daft," nevertheless having grace in the heart; better be like poor Richard Hampson, the Cornish fool, whose biography has just appeared in England -- a silly man he was, yet bringing souls to Jesus (source)
- He is an entertaining writer, and an erudite one, particularly good on music and the visual arts, but in his eagerness to crack another joke or find the "daft," he can be condescending toward things that might benefit from a more considered treatment. (source)
- But given the fact that so many Americans oppose something that does not exist, perhaps the fault lies with our explainers, who should be able to say with a straight face that "daft" is "daft" and not "an interesting point of view that should be elevated." (source)
- But Steve was quite as "daft"; and in the course of their searching for fresh blossoms they came in contact over a tuft which each had espied from a distance, and paused a yard apart, with eyes glistening from eagerness and hand outstretched, the other holding a spare rifle over the left shoulder. (source)
- One good reason to take the positive steps the ACMD has made in the last year (regards openness) one step further (making its proceedings fully public) would be to stop the kind of daft conspiratorial nonsense that Melanie Phillips has produced from filling the void created by any continued secrecy. (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 40 example sentences provided below is 54.0, which suggests that "daft" is a fairly difficult word that is likely understood by a majority of individuals with an undergraduate degree, and may be found in ocassionaly in news articles or other forms of literature.
We have 37 synonyms for daft.
absurd, asinine, bedlamite, bonkers, cracked, crackers, daffy, demented, deranged, dopey, flaky, foolish, fried, giddy, half-baked, idiotic, in the ozone, inane, insane, lunatic, mad, mental, nuts, nutty, off the wall, out of one's gourd, ridiculous, screwy, silly, simple, touched, unbalanced, unhinged, unsound, wacky, whacko, witless
We have 5 antonyms for daft.
brainy, bright, intelligent, smart, understanding
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
View up to 25 definitions of daft from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (adjective) Mad; crazy.
- (adjective) Foolish; stupid.
- (adjective) Scots Frolicsome.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (adjective) insane, mad
- (adjective) silly
- (adjective) stupid
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (adjective) Stupid; foolish; idiotic; also, delirious; insane.
- (adjective) Gay; playful; frolicsome.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (None) Simple; stupid; foolish; weak-minded; silly: applied to persons or things.
- (None) Insane.
- (None) Playful; frolicsome.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (adjective) informal or slang terms for mentally irregular