Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Confused or stupid; befuddled.

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  • adjective Addled; confused; stupid; flustered.

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  • adjective stupid and confused

Etymologies

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addle +‎ pated

Examples

  • Falling off a cliff was not something even the most addlepated deer would do.

    Bird Cloud

  • 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:

    Larry Kudlow: Obama Hugging Rahm Emanuel Will Embolden Our Enemies!

  • Falling off a cliff was not something even the most addlepated deer would do.

    Bird Cloud

  • Falling off a cliff was not something even the most addlepated deer would do.

    Bird Cloud

  • 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:

    Larry Kudlow: Obama Hugging Rahm Emanuel Will Embolden Our Enemies!

  • 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.

    Archive 2009-11-01

  • 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.

    Today's Book Review

  • Falling off a cliff was not something even the most addlepated deer would do.

    Bird Cloud

  • 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:

    Larry Kudlow: Obama Hugging Rahm Emanuel Will Embolden Our Enemies!

  • I must have had an addlepated look on my face because Alys seized me by the shoulders and gave me a hard shake.

    Secrets of the Tudor Court

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  • "'Bubba' had an unfortunate predilection for cat blood, and he was addlepated, and he could only follow the simplest directions;..." -Club Dead, by Charlaine Harris

    February 5, 2011