As a adjective foolish
is lacking good sense or judgement; unwise.
As a noun daff is
a fool; an idiot; a blockhead or daff
can be (british|informal) short form of daffodil.
As a verb daff is
to be foolish; make sport; play; toy or daff
can be to toss aside; put off; doff.
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
Lacking good sense or judgement; unwise.
*:As a political system democracy seems to me extraordinarily foolish , but I would not go out of my way to protest against it. My servant is, so far as I am concerned, welcome to as many votes as he can get. I would very gladly make mine over to him if I could.
Resembling or characteristic of a fool.
*:It is a profitable thing, if one is wise, to seem foolish .
From (etyl) daf, .
A fool; an idiot; a blockhead.
From (etyl) . See above.
To be foolish; make sport; play; toy.
(UK, dialect) To daunt.
Variant of doff.
To toss (aside); to dismiss.
* 1599 ,
*:DON PEDRO. I would she had bestowed this dotage on me; I would have daffed all other respects and made her half myself.
*1948 , (CS Lewis), ‘Notes on the Way’:
*:Such is the record of Scripture. Nor can you daff it aside by saying that local and temporary conditions condemned women to silence and private life.
To turn (someone) aside; divert.
(British, informal) Short form of daffodil.
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