Definition of Drunken

1. Adjective. Given to or marked by the consumption of alcohol. "Sottish behavior"

Exact synonyms: Bibulous, Boozy, Sottish
Similar to: Drunk, Inebriated, Intoxicated
Derivative terms: Booze, Drunkenness, Sottishness, Sottishness

Definition of Drunken

1. a. Overcome by strong drink; intoxicated by, or as by, spirituous liquor; inebriated.

Definition of Drunken

1. Adjective. Drunk, in the state of intoxication after having drunk an alcoholic beverage ¹

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Definition of Drunken

1. drunk [adj] - See also: drunk

Medical Definition of Drunken

1. 1. Overcome by strong drink; intoxicated by, or as by, spirituous liquor; inebriated. "Drunken men imagine everything turneth round." (Bacon) 2. Saturated with liquid or moisture; drenched. "Let the earth be drunken with our blood." (Shak) 3. Pertaining to, or proceeding from, intoxication. "The drunken quarrels of a rake." (Swift) Origin: AS. Druncen, prop, that has drunk, p. P. Of drincan, taken as active. See Drink, and cf. Drunk. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Drunken

drunk as Chloe
drunk as a lord
drunk as a skunk
drunk dial
drunk driver
drunk drivers
drunk driving
drunk tank
drunk tanks
drunken (current term)
drunken reveler
drunken reveller
drunken revelry
drunken trees

Literary usage of Drunken

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Principles of Contract: Being a Treatise on the General Principles by Sir Frederick Pollock (1885)
"ILL LUNATICS AND drunken PERSONS. It •will be convenient to consider these causes of dis- drunken- ability together, since in our modern law drunken men and ..."

2. The Prince and the Pauper by Mark Twain (2001)
"Suddenly a great drunken ruffian collared him and said— "Out to this time of night again, and hast not brought a farthing home, I warrant me! ..."

3. Principles of the English Law of Contract and of Agency in Its Relation to by William Reynell Anson (1887)
"Lunatic and drunken persons. The contract voidable. ... The contract of a lunatic or drunken person is voidable at his option if it can be shown that at the ..."

4. The Monthly Review by Ralph Griffiths (1771)
"The drunken News-writer ; a Comic Interlude: As it « performed at the Theatre Royal in the Hay-market. With a new Song, ..."

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