addled

  • 1 addled — index fatuous Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 2 addled — [adj] confused balled up*, befuddled, bewildered, fouled up*, gone*, mixed up, out of it, punchy, rattled, shaken, shook, shook up, slap happy, thrown, unglued*, woozy*; concept 403 Ant. clear, understanding …

    New thesaurus

  • 3 addled — [13] Addled may be traceable back ultimately to a confusion between ‘wind’ and ‘urine’ in Latin. In Middle English the term was adel eye ‘addled egg’. of which the first part derived from Old English adela ‘foul smelling urine or liquid manure’.… …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • 4 addled — [13] Addled may be traceable back ultimately to a confusion between ‘wind’ and ‘urine’ in Latin. In Middle English the term was adel eye ‘addled egg’. of which the first part derived from Old English adela ‘foul smelling urine or liquid manure’.… …

    Word origins

  • 5 Addled — Addle Ad dle, v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. {Addled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Addling}.] To make addle; to grow addle; to muddle; as, he addled his brain. Their eggs were addled. Cowper. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 addled — [[t]æ̱d(ə)ld[/t]] ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n If you describe someone as addled, you mean that they are confused or unable to think properly. She wore a sweet and slightly addled expression... You re talking like an addled romantic. Syn: befuddled …

    English dictionary

  • 7 addled — addle, addled The usual word now is addled, and is applied (a) to eggs, and (b) figuratively, to brains (i.e. the mind). Originally, addle was a noun meaning ‘stinking urine or other liquid filth’, although its associations have usually been with …

    Modern English usage

  • 8 addled — ad|dled [ ædld ] adjective not able to think clearly: In my addled state I couldn t remember for a minute whose house I was in …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 9 addled — adjective 1 an egg that is addled is no longer good to eat 2 confused and unable to think properly …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 10 addled — UK [ˈæd(ə)ld] / US adjective not able to think clearly In my addled mind I decided they were trying to kill me …

    English dictionary

  • 11 addled — adjective a) Inviable. Containing a dead embryo. b) Confused; mixed up …

    Wiktionary

  • 12 addled — Synonyms and related words: addlebrained, addleheaded, addlepated, at a loss, baffled, bamboozled, beat, beclouded, beery, befuddled, bemused, besotted, blear witted, blind drunk, buffaloed, cloudy, confounded, crapulent, crapulous, dazed, dizzy …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 13 addled — Yorkshire Dialect Addle headed, empty headed …

    English dialects glossary

  • 14 addled — I (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) a. muddled, befuddled, confused, *numb, mixed up, *out to lunch, *foggy, *dim, *out of it, bewildered, disoriented. ANT.: perceptive, clear headed II (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Mentally uncertain: addlepated,… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 15 addled — adj. muddled, mentally confused; spoiled, rotten ad·dle || ædl v. muddle, confuse; become confused; spoil, become rotten; make rotten …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 16 addled — adjective 1》 confuse. → addle …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 17 addled — a. See addle …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 18 addled — adj. 1 (of an egg) rotten, producing no chick. 2 muddled. Etymology: ADDLE adj., assim. to past part. form …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 19 Addled Parliament — The Addled Parliament was the second Parliament of the reign of James I of England (following his 1604 11 parliament), which sat in 1614. Its name alludes to its ineffectiveness: it lasted no more than eight weeks and failed to resolve the… …

    Wikipedia

  • 20 addled egg — rotten egg, spoiled egg …

    English contemporary dictionary