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DRUNKENNESS

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does drunkenness mean? 

DRUNKENNESS (noun)
  The noun DRUNKENNESS has 3 senses:

1. a temporary state resulting from excessive consumption of alcohol
2. habitual intoxication; prolonged and excessive intake of alcoholic drinks leading to a breakdown in health and an addiction to alcohol such that abrupt deprivation leads to severe withdrawal symptoms
3. the act of drinking alcoholic beverages to excess

  Familiarity information: DRUNKENNESS used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


DRUNKENNESS (noun)


Sense 1drunkenness [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A temporary state resulting from excessive consumption of alcohol

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Synonyms:

tipsiness; insobriety; inebriety; drunkenness; inebriation; intoxication

Hypernyms ("drunkenness" is a kind of...):

temporary state (a state that continues for a limited time)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "drunkenness"):

grogginess (a dazed and staggering state caused by alcohol)

sottishness (stupefaction from drink)

Antonym:

soberness (the state of being sober and not intoxicated by alcohol)


Sense 2drunkenness [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Habitual intoxication; prolonged and excessive intake of alcoholic drinks leading to a breakdown in health and an addiction to alcohol such that abrupt deprivation leads to severe withdrawal symptoms

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Synonyms:

alcohol addiction; alcoholism; inebriation; drunkenness

Hypernyms ("drunkenness" is a kind of...):

drug addiction; white plague (an addiction to a drug (especially a narcotic drug))


Sense 3drunkenness [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of drinking alcoholic beverages to excess

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

boozing; crapulence; drink; drinking; drunkenness

Context example:

drink was his downfall

Hypernyms ("drunkenness" is a kind of...):

intemperance; intemperateness (consumption of alcoholic drinks)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "drunkenness"):

drinking bout (a long period of drinking)


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