Or to assume that he believes in the addled and simplistic economics of austerity that would drive the nation back into recession.
It seems that we will not know how to treat our transgressors humanely until we unlock our addled consciousness.
If David is a yapping terrier, Pete is an addled golden retriever.
People worked all hours, often addled with booze and drugs, and casual sex was readily available.
Whereas my female English friends are far more reserved and addled with shame.
Hit Bob a crack over the head and addled him so he ain't at himself yet.
Come, tell me in what decent tavern you have addled your brain?
If the eggs are addled or sterile, she will often continue to sit beyond the normal period.
"That his wit's just addled; may be wi' unbelief and heathenry," quoth she.
"No, and nobody said it would," Henley managed to fish from his addled brain.
1712, from addle (n.) "urine, liquid filth," from Old English adela "mud, mire, liquid manure" (cognate with Old Swedish adel "urine," Middle Low German adel, Dutch aal "puddle").
Used in noun phrase addle egg (mid-13c.) "egg that does not hatch, rotten egg," literally "urine egg," a loan-translation of Latin ovum urinum, which is itself an erroneous loan-translation of Greek ourion oon "putrid egg," literally "wind egg," from ourios "of the wind" (confused by Roman writers with ourios "of urine," from ouron "urine"). Because of this usage, from c.1600 the noun in English was taken as an adjective meaning "putrid," and thence given a figurative extension to "empty, vain, idle," also "confused, muddled, unsound" (1706). The verb followed a like course. Related: Addled; addling.