Advertisement

Advertisement

View synonyms for bibulous

bibulous

[ bib-yuh-luhs ]

adjective

  1. fond of or addicted to drink.
  2. absorbent; spongy.


bibulous

/ ˈbɪbjʊləs /

adjective

  1. addicted to alcohol


Discover More

Derived Forms

  • ˈbibulously, adverb
  • ˈbibulousness, noun
Discover More

Other Words From

  • bibu·lous·ly adverb
  • bibu·lous·ness bib·u·los·i·ty [bib-y, uh, -, los, -i-tee], noun
  • non·bibu·lous adjective
  • non·bibu·lous·ly adverb
  • non·bibu·lous·ness noun
  • un·bibu·lous adjective
  • un·bibu·lous·ly adverb
  • un·bibu·lous·ness noun
Discover More

Word History and Origins

Origin of bibulous1

1665–75; < Latin bibulus ( bib ( ere ) to drink (cognate with Sanskrit píbati (he) drinks) + -ulus -ulous )
Discover More

Word History and Origins

Origin of bibulous1

C17: from Latin bibulus , from bibere to drink
Discover More

Example Sentences

Perhaps some sense of shame was stirring within him, for no reproof rose to his trembling, bibulous lips.

The fluid is drawn off by tilting the glass or with bibulous paper, and the potash removed by washing with a few drops of water.

Red stopped and grabbed his bibulous friend as that person veered to starboard: "Yore a peach of a life-preserver, yu are!"

This cup the bibulous monarch ever afterwards esteemed as one of his rarest and richest jewels.

The man who gets drunk generally does so because he cannot say No when bibulous friends press him to take a drink.

Advertisement

Advertisement

Advertisement

Advertisement


bib overallsbicameral