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Princeton's WordNet

  1. addled(adj)

    (of eggs) no longer edible

    "an addled egg"

  2. addled, befuddled, muddled, muzzy, woolly, wooly, woolly-headed, wooly-minded(adj)

    confused and vague; used especially of thinking

    "muddleheaded ideas"; "your addled little brain"; "woolly thinking"; "woolly-headed ideas"


  1. addled(Adjective)

    bad, rotten; inviable, containing a dead embryo

  2. addled(Adjective)

    Confused; mixed up.

  3. addled(Adjective)

    morbid, corrupt, putrid, or barren.

  4. Origin: 1712, from addle, from adela, cognate with adel, adel, Dutch aal. Used in noun phrase addle egg (mid-13c.) "egg that does not hatch, rotten egg," lit. "urine egg," a loan translation of ovum urinum, which is itself an erroneous loan translation of οὔριον ᾠόν, lit. "wind egg," from οὔριος, from οὖρος (confused by Roman writers with οὔριος, from οὖρον). Because of this usage, the noun in English was taken as an adj. from c. 1600, meaning "putrid,

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  1. Addled

    of Addle

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of addled in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of addled in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of addled in a Sentence

  1. Nguyen Quang:

    That was just a cheap trick by those who have no understanding, i don't judge these security officials. I judge their bosses, their minds are just so addled.

  2. Jackie Collins:

    A vicious hit, a vengeful enemy, a drug addled Colombian club owner and a sex crazed Italian family... the ever powerful Lucky Santangelo has to deal with them all. i like writing something that's going to make people laugh, but also turn them on at the same time.

  3. George Eliot:

    Comprehensive talkers are apt to be tiresome when we are not athirst for information; but, to be quite fair, we must admit that superior reticence is a good deal due to lack of matter. Speech is often barren, but silence also does not necessarily brood over a full nest. Your still fowl, blinking at you without remark, may all the while be sitting on one addled nest-egg; and, when it takes to cackling, will have nothing to announce but that addled delusion.

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