addlepated

[ ad-l-pey-tid ]
/ ˈæd lˌpeɪ tɪd /

adjective

QUIZZES

DO YOU KNOW THIS VOCABULARY FROM "THE HANDMAID'S TALE"?

"The Handmaid's Tale" was required reading for many of us in school. Everyone else has probably watched the very popular and addictive TV show. Do you remember this vocabulary from the book, and do you know what these terms mean?
Question 1 of 10
decorum

Origin of addlepated

First recorded in 1620–30; addle + pate + -ed3
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Example sentences from the Web for addlepated

  • Seems to me you're an addlepated young fellow for a detective.

    In the Onyx Lobby|Carolyn Wells
  • Seldom have I read such a ridiculous, solemn, addlepated Joseph Surface of a thing.

    The Real Gladstone|J. Ewing Ritchie
  • Not only was he direfully cursing the trio, but also the addlepated Medcroft and his own addlepated self.

    The Husbands of Edith|George Barr McCutcheon
  • He wrote to Zio Giacomo, who said he was an addlepated and clot-headed imbecile.

    The Devourers|Annie Vivanti Chartres