adjective Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1694 1. being in a state of confusion ; lacking composure 2. broken-down, worn

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • raddled — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ showing signs of age or fatigue. ORIGIN originally in the sense «coloured with rouge so as to imperfectly conceal signs of ageing»; variant of RUDDLE(Cf. ↑R) …   English terms dictionary

  • raddled — rad|dled [ˈrædld] adj BrE someone who looks raddled looks old or tired ▪ her raddled face …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • raddled — adjective 1. used until no longer useful battered trumpets and raddled radios worn out shoes with flapping soles • Syn: ↑worn out • Similar to: ↑worn 2. showing the wearing effects of overwork or care or suffering looking …   Useful english dictionary

  • raddled — UK [ˈræd(ə)ld] / US adjective British a raddled person looks older than they are because they are tired or have too much work …   English dictionary

  • raddled — rad·dled (rădʹld) adj. Worn out and broken down.   [Origin unknown.] * * * …   Universalium

  • raddled — adjective Worn out and broken down …   Wiktionary

  • raddled — Synonyms and related words: afflicted, bent, boiled, bombed, boozy, braided, canned, cockeyed, cockeyed drunk, crocked, crocko, elevated, enlaced, entwined, fretted, fried, fuddled, half seas over, handwoven, high, illuminated, interknit,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • raddled — adjective 1》 showing signs of age or fatigue. 2》 coloured with or as if with raddle …   English new terms dictionary

  • raddled — adjective 1 BrE looking old or tired 2 AmE confused or anxious …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • raddled — rad·dled …   English syllables

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