Dictionary.com

drunken

[ druhng-kuhn ]
/ ˈdrʌŋ kən /
Save This Word!
See synonyms for: drunken / drunkenly / drunkenness on Thesaurus.com

adjective

intoxicated; drunk.
given to drunkenness.
pertaining to, caused by, or marked by intoxication: a drunken quarrel.

QUIZZES

QUIZ YOURSELF ON “THEIR,” “THERE,” AND “THEY’RE”

Are you aware how often people swap around “their,” “there,” and “they’re”? Prove you have more than a fair grasp over these commonly confused words.
Question 1 of 7
Which one of these commonly confused words can act as an adverb or a pronoun?

Origin of drunken

Variant of drunk adj. and past participle

usage note for drunken

See drunk.

OTHER WORDS FROM drunken

drunk·en·ly, adverbdrunk·en·ness, nounhalf-drunken, adjectiveun·drunk·en, adjective
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

Example sentences from the Web for drunken

British Dictionary definitions for drunken

drunken
/ (ˈdrʌŋkən) /

adjective

intoxicated with or as if with alcohol
frequently or habitually drunk
(prenominal) caused by or relating to alcoholic intoxicationa drunken brawl

Derived forms of drunken

drunkenly, adverbdrunkenness, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Tired of Typos? Get Help Now!