Example sentences for: addled

How can you use “addled” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • Alternatively, you could regard some of those strange doings as the addled fantasies of the aging suburban hero, whose journal of a year, filled with rants against his wife and pornographic musings and notations about his deteriorating health, constitutes the novel.

  • an utter hoot" (Janet Maslin, the New York Times ). With a voice "like Truman Capote on Seconal" (Dave Kehr, Daily News ), Adam Sandler regresses from the borderline maturity of The Wedding Singer back to his trademark sweet, addled, violent character--this time in a formula sports-loser-turned-sports-hero flick aimed at the fraternity/junior-high-school crowd.

  • The popular portrayal of bloated plutocrats has changed enormously in the last 150 years, devolving from the 19 th century's ferocious robber barons, to that guy on the Monopoly box who was always chasing his secretary around his desk in New Yorker cartoons, to the addled and ineffectual potbellies of Depression-era screwball comedy.

  • And the picture's final encounter, with a grotesquely addled Ricky, feels exploitative.

  • That, combined with the image of Linda as groupie-in-shutterbug's-clothing conjured up by an infamous piece from the Clay Felker era at the Village Voice , established Linda as a figure of almost singular unpopularity (the "almost" courtesy of Yoko Ono, who in the public's addled mind, bore the added stigma of breaking up the Beatles.)


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