from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Befuddled; confused.
- adj. Eccentric; peculiar: "[Her] estates . . . are odes to addlepated excess, a melange of priceless antiques and thrift-store horrors” ( Michelle Green).
- adj. Senseless; mad: "led the addlepated charge of the Light Brigade at Balaclava” ( Thomas Flanagan).
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- adj. Addled; confused; stupid; flustered.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. stupid and confused
There is a particularly misogynist school of romance critique which we are not interested in espousing; no, Maggie Stiefvater is not a great prose stylist, but neither is Tom Clancy, and we have yet to read a book review elaborating on what silly and addlepated creatures men are for their biological yearnings toward homoerotic narratives of exploding submarines and menacing Russians.
Because we could all use a periodic reminder that one of the benefits of being a walking joke is that you have free rein to make addlepated criticism of almost anything, here's CNBC host Larry Kudlow, fully realizing the foreign policy implications of that time President Barack Obama gave his friend, Rahm Emanuel, a hug:
Falling off a cliff was not something even the most addlepated deer would do.
I must have had an addlepated look on my face because Alys seized me by the shoulders and gave me a hard shake.
I would really expect better of you than that spurious sort of tripe that just panders to addlepated dolts like Wayne.
Instead of a worthy companion like this, she was to be married to a hunchbacked, addlepated, cruel lackwit.
She made him as addlepated as a youth, but oh, what a delectable madness it was.
This made him look so like an addlepated tiger that I burst into half-hysterical laughter before I could stop myself.
Any that aren't too addlepated and stiff-necked to understand after they've seen the stars and the Control Room, we keep.
SUZIE is an addlepated cretin and the best you can hope for is that her kids eventually grow up and not murder any abortion providers.
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