One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Drunken or intoxicated.‘those young sots with the ebrious faces’
intoxicated, inebriated, drunken, befuddled, incapable, tipsy, the worse for drink, under the influence, maudlinView synonyms
- ‘I don't intend to be in a particularly ebrious state throughout this weekend.’
- ‘About half past six in the evening, an ebrious individual applied for towels, in company with another who seemed sober.’
- ‘He was probably drunk when he said that, or at least fled from a sober condition to an ebrious one since nothing was happening.’
- ‘Guests in an ebrious state will not be accommodated.’
- ‘Ebrious moroseness, another variety of a state preceding drunkenness, is met with more in the rich.’
Mid 16th century: from Latin ebrius + -ous.
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