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Addle  adj.  Having lost the power of development, and become rotten, as eggs; putrid. Hence: Unfruitful or confused, as brains; muddled.






Collaborative International Dictionary of English 0.48








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"Addle" Quotes from Famous Books



... and calm determination. I have heard that he had a little trouble at first, through an injurious report spread amongst the men immediately before he undertook the management. Some person previously employed upon the ground had "set it eawt that there wur a chap comin' that would make 'em addle a hauve-a-creawn a day for their shillin'." Of course this increased the difficulty of his position; but he seems to have fought handsomely through all that sort of thing. I had met him for a few minutes once before, so there ...
— Home-Life of the Lancashire Factory Folk during the Cotton Famine • Edwin Waugh

... burst of candor). Since I've known you I do not think so hard on Puritans. (Half- wistfully.) I wish—I wish I had your arts and knew wise household ways. I fear we be but addle-pates at Merrymount. I cannot brew ...
— Patriotic Plays and Pageants for Young People • Constance D'Arcy Mackay

... day, after ever so much trouble;" rejoined Pao-y, "but I can't make out when I can have lost it! I've also become quite addle-headed." ...
— Hung Lou Meng, Book II • Cao Xueqin



Words linked to "Addle" :   mix up, jumble, confuse, puddle, go bad



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