Definition of addled in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈadld/


1Unable to think clearly; confused: this might just be my addled brain playing tricks [in combination]: his persona as a drug-addled hell-raiser
More example sentences
  • Two flights and 12 hours later, my addled brain finally hits my own pillow exactly 24 hours after rising in Brussels.
  • The problem had something to do with their addled lead singer's curious notion of what constituted a promotional radio appearance.
  • Let's be honest, a huge number of songs are virtually incoherent usually due to the artist's addled brain.
2(Of an egg) rotten.
Example sentences
  • A high prevalence of infection observed in addled eggs of various free-living species suggests that trans-shell infection is prevalent in the wild.
  • Addled eggs will remain unhatched.
  • On July 19, 2003 a non-viable, addled osprey egg was collected from a nest at the northern end of Upper Richardson Lake in Richardsontown Township in western Maine.

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Syllabification: ad·dled

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