Addle-brained
Addle-brained Ad"dle-brained`, Addle-headed Ad"dle-head`ed, Addle-pated Ad"dle-pa`ted, a. Dull-witted; stupid. ``The addle-brained Oberstein.'' --Motley. [1913 Webster]

Dull and addle-pated. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • addle-brained — addˈle brained, addˈle headed or addˈle pated adjective Muddle headed • • • Main Entry: ↑addle …   Useful english dictionary

  • addle brained — slow witted, stupid …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Addle-headed — Addle brained Ad dle brained , Addle headed Ad dle head ed, Addle pated Ad dle pa ted, a. Dull witted; stupid. The addle brained Oberstein. Motley. [1913 Webster] Dull and addle pated. Dryden. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Addle-pated — Addle brained Ad dle brained , Addle headed Ad dle head ed, Addle pated Ad dle pa ted, a. Dull witted; stupid. The addle brained Oberstein. Motley. [1913 Webster] Dull and addle pated. Dryden. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • addle — v. & adj. v. 1 tr. muddle, confuse. 2 intr. (of an egg) become addled. adj. 1 muddled, unsound (addle brained; addle head). 2 empty, vain. 3 (of an egg) addled. Etymology: OE adela filth, used as adj., then as verb …   Useful english dictionary

  • addle — verb [often as adjective addled] 1》 confuse. 2》 (of an egg) become rotten, producing no chick. adjective 1》 not clear or cogent; muddled: the film is addle brained. 2》 archaic (of an egg) rotten. Origin ME: from OE adela liquid filth , of Gmc… …   English new terms dictionary

  • addle-headed — a. Foolish, stupid, dull, muddled, doltish, brainless, shallow, soft, sappy, witless, blockish, weak headed, muddle headed, weak minded, feeble minded, half witted, short witted, shallow brained, dull witted, thick skulled, addle pated …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • addle-headed — addˈle brained, addˈle headed or addˈle pated adjective Muddle headed • • • Main Entry: ↑addle …   Useful english dictionary

  • addle-pated — addˈle brained, addˈle headed or addˈle pated adjective Muddle headed • • • Main Entry: ↑addle …   Useful english dictionary

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