dottily
adverb see dotty I

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • dottily — dotty ► ADJECTIVE (dottier, dottiest) informal, chiefly Brit. ▪ slightly mad or eccentric. DERIVATIVES dottily adverb dottiness noun. ORIGIN perhaps from obsolete dote simpleton, fool …   English terms dictionary

  • dottily — adverb in a mildly insane manner the old lady is beginning to behave quite dottily • Syn: ↑daftly, ↑balmily, ↑nuttily, ↑wackily • Derived from adjective: ↑wacky (for: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • dottily — See dotty. * * * …   Universalium

  • dottily — adverb In a dotty manner …   Wiktionary

  • dottily — dot·ti·ly …   English syllables

  • balmily — adverb in a mildly insane manner the old lady is beginning to behave quite dottily • Syn: ↑daftly, ↑dottily, ↑nuttily, ↑wackily • Derived from adjective: ↑wacky (for: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • daftly — adverb in a mildly insane manner the old lady is beginning to behave quite dottily • Syn: ↑dottily, ↑balmily, ↑nuttily, ↑wackily • Derived from adjective: ↑wacky (for: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • nuttily — adverb in a mildly insane manner the old lady is beginning to behave quite dottily • Syn: ↑daftly, ↑dottily, ↑balmily, ↑wackily • Derived from adjective: ↑wacky (for: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • wackily — adverb in a mildly insane manner the old lady is beginning to behave quite dottily • Syn: ↑daftly, ↑dottily, ↑balmily, ↑nuttily • Derived from adjective: ↑wacky, ↑nutty ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • dotty — I. adjective (dottier; est) Etymology: alteration of Scots dottle fool, from Middle English dotel, from doten Date: 15th century 1. a. mentally unbalanced ; crazy b. amiably eccentric < a dotty old relative > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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