Definition of crapulent in English:

crapulent

adjective

literary
  • Relating to the drinking of alcohol or drunkenness.

    • ‘A beer-bellied, crapulent friend had asked, ‘What're the numbers for?’’
    • ‘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.’
    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/