addleness

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

addle +‎ -ness

Noun[edit]

addleness (uncountable)

  1. The state or quality of being addle.
    • 1872, American Bee Journal (volumes 7-8, page 146)
      The "addleness" of these eggs was consequently merely apparent. Their failure to hatch did not result from lack of inherent power of development []