- intoxicated; drunk.
- given to drunkenness.
- pertaining to, caused by, or marked by intoxication: a drunken quarrel.
Origin of drunken
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Antonyms for drunken
Related Words for drunkennessintoxication, crapulence, insobriety, inebriation, intemperance, alcoholism, boozing, dipsomania
Examples from the Web for drunkenness
Historical Examples of drunkenness
In sharp contrast to this, the drunkenness of Callidamates in Most.The Dramatic Values in Plautus
Wilton Wallace Blancke
This is conviviality; but it has no relation to drunkenness.The Hunted Outlaw
But such a scene of drunkenness was hardly ever seen in this country.The Letters of Robert Burns
The sexual passion has often been compared to drunkenness or to mental disease.The Sexual Question
The driver had been drinking and in his drunkenness he had thrashed the poor beast.Changing Winds
St. John G. Ervine
- 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 drunkenness
full form of the past participle of drunk. Meaning "inebriated" was in Old English druncena; adjectival meaning "habitually intoxicated" is from 1540s. Related: Drunkenly.
- The condition of being delirious with or as if with alcohol; intoxication.