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mud·dle-head·ed

(mŭd′l-hĕd′ĭd)
adj.
1. Mentally confused.
2. Inept; blundering.

mud′dle-head′ed·ness n.
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muddle-headed

[ˈmʌdlˌhɛdɪd] adj (person) → confusionario/a; (ideas) → confuso/a
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muddle

(ˈmadl) verb
to confuse or mix up. Don't talk while I'm counting, or you'll muddle me.
noun
a state of confusion. These papers keep getting in a muddle.
ˈmuddled adjective
muddled thinking.
ˈmuddle-headed adjective
incapable of clear thinking. Men think that all women are muddle-headed.
muddle along/through
to progress in spite of one's unsatisfactory methods and foolish mistakes.
muddle up
to confuse (eg two different things). I'm always muddling the twins up; I've muddled up these book orders.
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Rather than scorning the politically-correct lobby who promulgate such rubbish, we tend, muddle-headedly, to blame those who are being over-protected.