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addlebrained

ad·dle·brained
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Transcription

    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ad-l-breynd]
    • /ˈæd lˌbreɪnd/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ad-l-breynd]
    • /ˈæd lˌbreɪnd/

Definitions of addlebrained word

  • adjective addlebrained having an addle brain; muddled; stupid 3
  • adjective addlebrained having a muddled or confused mind; foolish, silly, or illogical. 1
  • noun addlebrained Lacking in common sense; having a muddled mind. 1
  • adjective addlebrained stupid and confused or muddled. 0

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Origin of addlebrained

First appearance:

before 1865
One of the 28% newest English words
First recorded in 1865-70; addle + brain + -ed3

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Parts of speech for Addlebrained

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation

addlebrained popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 42% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 53% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

addlebrained usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for addlebrained

adj addlebrained

  • featherbrain — a foolish or giddy person; scatterbrain.
  • flighty — given to flights of fancy; capricious; frivolous.
  • harebrained — giddy; reckless.
  • scatterbrained — a person incapable of serious, connected thought.
  • silly — weak-minded or lacking good sense; stupid or foolish: a silly writer.

adjective addlebrained

  • giddy — affected with vertigo; dizzy.

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