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


archaic Back to top  
(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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