addlebrained


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ad•dle•brained

(ˈæd lˌbreɪnd)

adj.
having or showing a muddled or confused mind.
[1865–70]
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Adj.1.addlebrained - stupid and confused; "blathering like the addlepated nincompoop that you are"; "a confused puddingheaded, muddleheaded fellow"- Isaac Sterne
confused - mentally confused; unable to think with clarity or act intelligently; "the flood of questions left her bewildered and confused"
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There, each order works independently that in one way or another influences the subject, as Funes reveals "that before that rainy afternoon when the blue-grey horse threw him, he had been what all" subjects "are: blind, deaf, addlebrained, absent-minded" (Borges 72).
A few more addlebrained acts of this nature by the CMC and the Rajapaksas will be able to deprive the UNP of the Colombo city without any violence or malpractices, in a free and fair election.
So the next time you call someone addlebrained or addlepated, smile to yourself, for you are saying more about that person than that person might suspect.