Definition of raddled in English:

raddled

Line breaks: rad¦dled
Pronunciation: /ˈradld
 
/

adjective

  • 1Showing signs of age or fatigue: she’s beginning to look quite raddled
    More example sentences
    • Unlike the raddled anti-heroes who dominate detective drama, Eddie lives harmoniously with his wife, mother and three daughters.
    • It's described as a ‘mutinous’ version of the 1798 epic, in which the raddled survivor of a crew lost at sea describes the ghastly consequences of shooting an albatross.
    • The newspaper quoted disgruntled, raddled hippies who complained that a police crackdown had squeezed out their regular supplies.
    Synonyms
    haggard, gaunt, hollow-eyed, drawn, with sunken cheeks, pinched, tired, fatigued, drained, exhausted, worn out, washed out; unwell, unhealthy, below/under par, on one's last legs
    informal the worse for wear
  • 2Coloured with or as if with raddle: raddled sheep

Origin

sense 1 from raddle in the sense 'rouge', by association with its exaggerated use in make-up.

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