Definition of Addled

1. Adjective. (of eggs) no longer edible. "An addled egg"

Similar to: Stale



2. Adjective. Confused and vague; used especially of thinking. "Woolly-headed ideas"

Definition of Addled

1. Verb. (past of addle) ¹

2. Adjective. (context: of eggs) bad, rotten; inviable, containing a dead embryo ¹

3. Adjective. Confused; mixed up. ¹

4. Adjective. (obsolete) morbid, corrupt, putrid, or barren. [ Webster's Dictionary 1828 edition] ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Addled

1. addle [v] - See also: addle

Lexicographical Neighbors of Addled

additively
additiveness
additives
additivities
additivity
additory
additur
additurs
addle
addle-brain
addle-head
addle-patedness
addle pate
addle pates
addlebrained
addled (current term)
addlehead
addleness
addlepated
addlepatedness
addles
addling
addlings
addolorato
addoloratos
addon
addons
addoom
addoomed
addooming

Literary usage of Addled

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1868)
"... myself actually drenched with vinegar that old Catty Lalor was pouring over me, when 1 got up again, addled and confused enough, but I'm all right now. ..."

2. The Life and Theatrical Times of Charles Kean, F.S.A. by Fanny Kemble, Kate Field, John William Cole (1882)
"... luckily, there is no more space in this paper for my addled brains to testify to the effect of this musical tempest. God bless you. Ever yours, FANNY. ..."

3. Ohio Legal News (1896)
"Now we have no adverse interest in the addled state of his mind that thus ... It is more charitable to say he is addled. What we object to, however, is, ..."

4. History of England from the Accession of James I. to the Outbreak of the by Samuel Rawson Gardiner (1904)
"THE addled PARLIAMENT. IN the very midst of the festivities which accompanied the marriage of the favourite, and which notified to the world the ..."

5. The Popular History of England by Charles Knight (1880)
"The addled Parliament.—George Villiers, the new favourite.—Murder of Overbury.—Trials for the murder.—Somerset and his countess convicted. ..."

6. English Constitutional History: From the Teutonic Conquest to the Present Time by Thomas Pitt Taswell-Langmead, Charles Henry Edward Carmichael (1886)
"... The second or addled Parliament dissolved, 7 June, 1614. Members sent to the Tower. Importance of the step taken by James. towards the Commons. ..."

7. The Science of Jurisprudence: A Treatise in which the Growth of Positive Law by Hannis Taylor (1908)
"... within which time not a single bill received the royal assent, a circumstance out of which arose the nickname of "The addled Parliament. ..."

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