addlepated


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ad·dle·pat·ed

 (ăd′l-pā′tĭd)
adj.
Confused or stupid; befuddled: "[Her] estates ... are odes to addlepated excess, a melange of priceless antiques and thrift-store horrors" (Michelle Green).
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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.addlepated - 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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addlepated

adjective
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References in classic literature ?
And--I don't really know if I'm doing right--it may make you more addlepated than ever--but you can ask Diana to come over and spend the afternoon with you and have tea here."
What was, and is, unbelievable about the whole experience of watching the chief executive talk is to see his audience laughing and clapping over such addlepated language while listening raptly to his crass pronouncements.
As NRL News Today has noted (at length), the controversy over the addlepated "abortion-themed romantic comedy"" Obvious Child served as a springboard for a number of related discussions.
"Oh, horror!" cry the addlepated young noblemen in Gilbert and Sullivan's Iolanthe.
(28) This general policy prescription was known as "network neutrality" and it was what December's controversial FCC Order mandated (in an addlepated form).