- intoxicated; drunk.
- given to drunkenness.
- pertaining to, caused by, or marked by intoxication: a drunken quarrel.
Origin of drunken
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Examples from the Web for drunkenly
I was just reading the news about Shia LaBeouf drunkenly heckling actors during a Broadway play.Mark Ruffalo Blasts Iraq’s GOP Warmongers, Talks ‘Begin Again’ and ‘Avengers’
June 30, 2014
Then there was the time that he drunkenly tried to have sex with her and we all saw his butt.Andrew Rannells Is Back On ‘Girls.’ You’ll Want to Give Him a Hug.
February 13, 2014
The iconic litigator, glorified by Julia Roberts in a 2000 movie, was arrested for drunkenly handling a boat this weekend.The Messy Truth About Erin Brockovich
June 12, 2013
He was accused of being a 'jackal' and of drunkenly killing innocents by an Afghan warlord this week.Lock Up Your Daughters (And Hide The Vodka) - Prince Harry's Headed Home!
January 3, 2013
Pauly D, bless his heart, never got into a fistfight with a roommate or drunkenly hooked up with Snooki.‘Jersey Shore’ Canceled: 11 Wildest Moments (VIDEO)
August 31, 2012
He ground his teeth as he drunkenly pondered that irrefutable fact.The Eddy
Clarence L. Cullen
It swung about drunkenly; went to its knees; stretched upon the floor.Caravans By Night
This speech was drunkenly approved, and the men pressed forward.The Fat of the Land
John Williams Streeter
He had reeled, had paused as he caught and steadied himself, had gone on drunkenly.Wolf Breed
He laughed boisterously and drunkenly as he spoke and lurched backward over the sands.Sir Henry Morgan, Buccaneer
Cyrus Townsend Brady
- intoxicated with or as if with alcohol
- frequently or habitually drunk
- (prenominal) caused by or relating to alcoholic intoxicationa drunken brawl
Word Origin and History for drunkenly
full form of the past participle of drunk. Meaning "inebriated" was in Old English druncena; adjectival meaning "habitually intoxicated" is from 1540s. Related: Drunkenly.