muddleheaded


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muddleheaded

(ˌmʌdəlˈhɛdɪd)
adj
(Psychology) mentally confused or vague
ˌmuddleˈheadedness n

mud•dle•head•ed

(ˈmʌd lˌhɛd ɪd)

adj.
confused in one's thinking.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.muddleheaded - 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"
Translations

muddleheaded

[ˈmʌdlˌhedɪd] ADJ [person] → despistado, atolondrado; [ideas] → confuso

muddleheaded

adj personzerstreut; ideaskonfus, verworren
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