Definition of drunkenness in English:

drunkenness

noun

  • [mass noun] The state of being drunk; intoxication.

    ‘a growing problem of drunkenness’
    • ‘He said that one of the reasons for a rise in drunkenness was that people no longer checked the strength, or measurement, of their drinks.’
    • ‘The crazy drunkenness that had already ensued and carried into the night ended what would be a momentous week for many.’
    • ‘Drinking tends to take place outside the family unit and drunkenness in pubs is often tolerated, even expected.’
    • ‘They all have an effect on the way we live our lives, and one of those effects is a drinking culture which reduces pleasure to drunkenness.’
    • ‘Wine will not help; this is New York, where daytime drunkenness is frowned upon.’
    intoxication, inebriation, insobriety, tipsiness
    intemperance, overindulgence, overconsumption, debauchery
    hard drinking, serious drinking, heavy drinking, alcoholism, alcohol abuse, dipsomania
    inebriety, sottishness, crapulence, bibulousness
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Pronunciation:

drunkenness

/ˈdrʌŋk(ə)nˌnəs/