Translation of dotty in Spanish:


chiflado, adj.

Pronunciation /ˈdɒti//ˈdɑdi/

adjectivedottier, dottiest


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    (person) chiflado informal
    (idea) descabellado
    she's absolutely dotty about him está loca por él
    • They would make great presents for kids or dotty uncles.
    • A grand-daughter helping her slightly dotty grand-dad tie his tie is the sort of schmaltz that sucks me in.
    • The Suimin, or sleep room, is one of those slightly dotty inventions that the Japanese seem to specialise in, a hi-tech bedroom that offers sleep-deprived Tokyoites at least a few minutes of unbroken slumber.
    • In the scenes in which she was abused by the vindictive villagers, Doone gave a moving representation of the ruffled pride of the old and slightly dotty.
    • Sheep wandered in and out like slightly dotty long-term guests who haven't noticed that their hosts have left.
    • Back then, he seemed to be living on another planet, a delightfully dotty and scholarly man untouched by the more mundane aspects of the modern world.
    • Each life discussed here is, in its own way spectacular, a far cry from the popular image of the Victorian female folklorist as a harmless, if slightly dotty, amateur sitting at home waxing lyrical about fairies and Morris dancing.
    • His dotty malapropisms often misrepresent him as a man closer to senility than sense but, at 69, he is still sharp enough to be able to match Fergie in the mental boxing ring.
    • Indeed, one might say the king was a bit dotty about these handsome little dogs, who were invariably black and tan and who graced the paintings of Titian, Van Dyck and other artists.
    • In those months, Plath lived above a slightly dotty old man who was one of the unreliable narrators of the Plath legend and the last person to see her alive (he is played here by Gambon).
    • My Mum is dotty about sheep.
    • It's just as dotty to say short people are more at risk because they are nearer bus exhaust pipes.
    • I want to see those great windows again; it's 25 years since I was last there: a dingy neoclassical mansion with two elderly Gore-Booth sisters and a slightly dotty and antique brother showing visitors around.
    • It's driving me and my grandchildren dotty not knowing.
    • Slightly dotty but with a taste for high-risk gambles, Henderson hired the seasoned pro Van Damm to manage the Windmill.
    • His dotty brand of bush psychology didn't deserve a response - not even a laugh.
    • They do it on purpose, I know they do, so as firmly to establish your new status as a slightly dotty old age pensioner, grateful for anything you can get but never quite understanding it, and completely uncertain about everything.
    • He painted a delightful, if slightly dotty, portrait of him in the early decades of the twentieth century.
    • And is it better to have one sane and one mad mother/mother-in-law, or is better that they are both equally just slightly dotty?
    • But as Kris Kringle, he played a slightly dotty old fellow who believes he's really Santa Claus - and actually may be, after all.
    • Are you a US-based S&T reader who is dotty about soccer?
    • We were considered dotty then to have put a gallery in Collingwood.
    • She's eccentric but never dotty and, unlike some Arcatis, her femininity is never in doubt.