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Addle-pated   Listen
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Addle-pated, Addle-headed, Addle-brained  adj.  Dull-witted; stupid. "The addle-brained Oberstein." "Dull and addle-pated."






Collaborative International Dictionary of English 0.48








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"Addle-pated" Quotes from Famous Books



... a queer, addle-pated thing, as flighty as a girl at thirty-five, and overweeningly fond of gay clothes—which taste, as Mrs. Kronborg philosophically said, did nobody any harm. Tillie was always cheerful, and her tongue was still for ...
— Song of the Lark • Willa Cather

... Dombey on the waters, rising and falling in the lulls of their eternal madrigal in praise of Florence. Yes! and he faintly understands, poor Mr Toots, that they are saying something of a time when he was sensible of being brighter and not addle-brained; and the tears rising in his eyes when he fears that he is dull and stupid now, and good for little but to be laughed at, diminish his satisfaction in their soothing reminder that he is relieved from present responsibility to the Chicken, by the absence of that game ...
— Dombey and Son • Charles Dickens



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