Adjective "addled" definition and examples

(Addled may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˈadld/

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Definitions and examples

adjective

Unable to think clearly; confused.
  1. in combination 'a drug-addled frat boy'
  2. 'All this might sound like the product of an addled brain, but it is not as detached from political reality as it seems.'
  3. 'She and her mother are incredibly close, both having suffered at the hands of her drug-addled father.'
  4. 'If your addled brain cannot focus on the real work at hand, busy yourself with menial tasks like cleaning, filing and arranging.'
  5. 'Being in a different place for a while helped my addled mind.'
  6. 'Let's be honest, a huge number of songs are virtually incoherent usually due to the artist's addled brain.'
  7. 'And yet he has a modicum of charm and a world of vulnerability beneath his gruff booze-addled exterior.'
(of an egg) rotten.
  1. 'Addled eggs will remain unhatched.'
  2. 'An addled eagle egg was recovered from an abandoned nest along the Androscoggin in Lewiston and submitted to analytical labs for contaminant testing.'

More definitions

1. to make or become confused.

2. to make or become rotten, as eggs. adjective

3. mentally confused; muddled.

4. rotten: addle eggs.

More examples(as adjective)

"parliaments can be addled."

"brains can be addled."

"wits can be addled."

"people/places/organizations can be addled."

"minds can be addled."

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Origin

(addle)