Definition of crapulent in English:

crapulent

adjective

literary
  • Relating to the drinking of alcohol or drunkenness.

    • ‘It was a difficult choice by anyone's reckoning: suffer the cackling of crapulent in-laws tanking themselves up on festive sherry, or make your excuses and leave the room to go and suffer the Christmas Supplement.’
    • ‘A beer-bellied, crapulent friend had asked, ‘What're the numbers for?’’
    intoxicated, inebriated, drunken, befuddled, incapable, tipsy, the worse for drink, under the influence, maudlin
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Origin

Mid 17th century: from late Latin crapulentus ‘very drunk’, from Latin crapula ‘inebriation’, from Greek kraipalē ‘drunken headache’.

Pronunciation

crapulent

/ˈkrapjʊl(ə)nt/