- 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 drunken
And we do mean drunken—in the keep your kids at home, pull the shades kind of drunken.Before the Bros, SantaCon Was as an Anti-Corporate Protest
December 12, 2014
Instead, it reminded me of a headline that once ran in The Onion: “Drunken Man Makes Interesting Point About Society.”Karen Armstrong’s New Rule: Religion Isn’t Responsible for Violence
October 29, 2014
She neither feels guilty about the procedure, nor for the drunken unprotected sex that caused the pregnancy.Wendy Davis and the 'Good Abortion' Myth
September 10, 2014
When he emerged from his drunken stupor, his relationship with Methot was kaput.Bogie & Bacall: A Hollywood Romance for the Ages
August 13, 2014
She is funny, and regularly deflates Mitchum when he gets on one of his sentimental, drunken storytelling jags.The Stacks: Mr. Bad Taste and Trouble Himself: Robert Mitchum
July 19, 2014
But I got him too straight—let a drunken man alone for telling the truth when he's got it in him.The Spenders
Harry Leon Wilson
He's got a drunken father,—one of the meanest kind of drunkards.
"Often enough," he said fiercely, and he thought of his drunken father.
"Keep your tongue still, or it will be the worse for you," shouted the most drunken of the archers.The White Company
Arthur Conan Doyle
At the first step Mortimer staggered and swayed like a drunken man.Thoroughbreds
W. A. Fraser
- 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 drunken
full form of the past participle of drunk. Meaning "inebriated" was in Old English druncena; adjectival meaning "habitually intoxicated" is from 1540s. Related: Drunkenly.