from The Century Dictionary.
- Confused; foolish.
- Delirious; distracted.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective obsolete Foolish; stupid.
- adjective obsolete Delirious; infatuated.
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Can you imagine, because a King gave away his Crowne and Scepter; and an Abbot (without any cost to himselfe) reconciled a Malefactor to the Pope; and an old idle-headed man, yeelding to the mercy of his enemy: that all those actions are comparable to this of Signior Gentile?
The Decameron 2004