Definition of addle in English:


Syllabification: ad·dle
Pronunciation: /ˈadl


[with object] chiefly • humorous
  • Make unable to think clearly; confuse: being in love must have addled your brain
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    • He felt silly that he'd allowed her muddled ravings to addle him in the first place.
    • We're addled by Arizona's talent, impressed by the Wildcats' intensity, and downright dipsy-doodled by their depth.
    • The drugs have addled him so much that it takes pot, alcohol, ecstasy, Special K and GHB to give him that special happy feeling now when he goes out.
    muddled, confused, muzzy, fuddled, befuddled, dazed, disoriented, disorientated, fuzzy
    informal woozy


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  • (Of an egg) rotten.


Middle English: from Old English adela 'liquid filth', of Germanic origin; related to Dutch aal and German Adel 'mire, puddle'.

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