verb-transitive: To muddle; confuse: "My brain is a bit addled by whiskey” ( Eugene O'Neill). See Synonyms at confuse.
verb-intransitive: To become confused.
verb-intransitive: To become rotten, as an egg.
Angliško žodžio naudojimo pavyzdys:
One need only read the curious doublespeak of the so-called black block anarchists, the group responsible for the only destructive protests at the Vancouver Olympics, to realize what kind of addle-brained morons we're dealing with.
We’m kind of addle-headed and over-set, one way and ’tother, and can’t seem to take to any notion.”
There are still more addle-brained softballs to come:
Japanese Foreign Minister Mamoru Shigemitsu agreed and messaged back it was probably just “planted intelligence of the enemy designed to addle us,” but he ordered his embassies to check it out further.
He had not exactly crushed the man's head like an egg-shell, but the blow had been sufficient to addle what was inside, and, after being sick for a week, the man had died.