Definition of drunkenness in English:



  • The state of being intoxicated; intoxication.

    ‘a growing problem of drunkenness’
    • ‘Drinking tends to take place outside the family unit and drunkenness in pubs is often tolerated, even expected.’
    • ‘The crazy drunkenness that had already ensued and carried into the night ended what would be a momentous week for many.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    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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