idiot « don't be daft »! « that's a daft question. » to be daft about sb = être toqué de qn
to be daft about sth = être mordu de qch « he's daft about football. » « daft as a brush » = con comme la lune.
tromperie (=deceit) « You must forgive my little deception. » to obtain sth by deception = obtenir qch par des moyens frauduleux self-deception = aveuglement m to deceive = tromper « I was really hurt that he had deceived me. » to deceive sb into doing sth = amener qn à faire qch par la ruse « He deceived the council into giving him money. » to deceive o.s. = se faire des illusions deceptive (=deceitful) = trompeur « Beth knew his fragile appearance was deceptive »
douteux → « predicting voting trends is a dodgy business. » louche →« he was a bit of a dodgy character → cash made in dodgy underworld deals » peu sûr → « you have to walk across this awfully dodgy rope bridge » to dodge = truc, combine (he tried all sorts of dodges to avoid paying) / = esquiver, éviter.
[weather] affreux « The weather was dreadful » [mistake] terrible « a dreadful mistake » [news, situation] terrible, affreux « They told us the dreadful news » My « financial situation is dreadful. » (=appalling) You look dreadful = Tu as une mine affreuse.