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v. ad·dled, ad·dling, ad·dles
To cause (someone) to think unclearly; confuse: "My brain is a bit addled by whiskey" (Eugene O'Neill). See Synonyms at befuddle.
1. To become confused.
2. To become rotten, as an egg.
[From Middle English adel, rotten, from Old English adel, pool of excrement.]
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1. confused or muddled
2. not working properly, making one confused or muddled
3. old-fashioned rotten
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addled, muddled - Addled refers to mental confusion; muddled is anything confused or in a mess.
See also related terms for mess.
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|Adj.||1.||addled - (of eggs) no longer edible; "an addled egg"|
stale - lacking freshness, palatability, or showing deterioration from age; "stale bread"; "the beer was stale"
|2.||addled - confused and vague; used especially of thinking; "muddleheaded ideas"; "your addled little brain"; "woolly thinking"; "woolly-headed ideas"|
confused - mentally confused; unable to think with clarity or act intelligently; "the flood of questions left her bewildered and confused"
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adjective confused, silly, foolish, at sea, bewildered, mixed-up, muddled, perplexed, flustered, befuddled You're talking to me like an addled romantic.
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addled[ˈædəld] adj (British)
[egg] → pourri(e)
(= extra component) (for equipment, stereo, computer etc) → option f
(= supplement) (to flight) → supplément m
adj [fee, cost] → supplémentaire
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