• WordNet 3.6
    • adj drunken given to or marked by the consumption of alcohol "a bibulous fellow","a bibulous evening","his boozy drinking companions","thick boozy singing","a drunken binge","two drunken gentlemen holding each other up","sottish behavior"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Drunken Overcome by strong drink; intoxicated by, or as by, spirituous liquor; inebriated. "Drunken men imagine everything turneth round."
    • Drunken Pertaining to, or proceeding from, intoxication. "The drunken quarrels of a rake."
    • Drunken Saturated with liquid or moisture; drenched. "Let the earth be drunken with our blood."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • drunken Affected by or as if by strong drink; intoxicated; drunk.
    • drunken Given to drunkenness; habitually intemperate: as, he is a drunken, worthless fellow.
    • drunken Proceeding from intoxication; done in a state of drunkenness: as, a drunken quarrel.
    • drunken Acting as if drunk: applied by workmen to a screw the thread of which is uneven and produces an unsteadiness of motion in the nut.
    • drunken Producing intoxication, or used in manufacturing intoxicants, as certain plants—for example, the betel-nut, called drunken date, the darnel, called drunken ryegrass.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • p.adj Drunken given to excessive drinking: worthless, besotted: resulting from intoxication
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  • William James
    “If merely feeling good could decide, drunkenness would be the supremely valid human experience.”
  • Bertrand Russell
    “Drunkenness is temporary suicide.”
  • Seneca
    “Drunkenness is nothing but voluntary madness.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “At any rate, let us love for a while, for a year or so, you and me. That's a form of divine drunkenness that we can all try.”
  • Aristotle
    “It is better to rise from life as from a banquet -- neither thirsty nor drunken.”
  • Aristotle
    “It's best to rise from life like a banquet, neither thirsty or drunken.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
AS. druncen, prop., that has drunk, p. p. of drincan, taken as active. See Drink (v. i.), and cf. Drunk


In literature:

With the exception of the dirty man's shop and the drunken man's shop, that kind of shop was the Barbie kind of shop.
"The House with the Green Shutters" by George Douglas Brown
In a drunken street fight they have almost killed each other.
"God's Plan with Men" by T. T. (Thomas Theodore) Martin
Only the laird moaned feebly, and reeled like a drunken man.
"A Son of Hagar" by Sir Hall Caine
The drunken engineman let the engine run wild, and it was thrown completely out of order.
"James Watt" by Andrew Carnegie
And La Roulante was assassinated in a drunken frolic.
"The Son of Monte Christo" by Jules Lermina
The King is a drunken, incestuous murderer, who fears intellect.
"William Shakespeare" by John Masefield
A drunken farmer is now unknown.
"The Toilers of the Field" by Richard Jefferies
Moving to one side he watched the drunken fisherman stumble on, heard the low mumbling of his voice.
"El Diablo" by Brayton Norton
Your poor, your drunken, your incompetent, your sick, your aged, ride you like a nightmare.
"British Socialism" by J. Ellis Barker
Then, though to all appearance in a drunken stupor, he sighed.
"Heart of the Blue Ridge" by Waldron Baily

In poetry:

Fair leap the flames on high,
Sparks they whirl drunken;
I watch them listlessly
In sorrow sunken.
"The Forsaken Maiden" by Eduard Morike
O happy that night,
When sunk on your breast,
Your kisses fast falling,
And drunken with love,
My troth I did plight.
"He comes" by Yehudah ha-Levi
"Drink, dull slave!" the Spartan said,
"Drink, until the Helot clod
"Feel within him subtly bred
"Kinship to the drunken God!
"The Helot" by Isabella Valancy Crawford
"What have we here, and whereabouts?
"Why what a hideous squall!
"Some drunken fool! I thought as much--
"'Tis only Andrew Hall!
"The Drunken Father" by Robert Bloomfield
There, ance mair, to thrive by plewin,
Freed frae a' that peace destroys,
Idle waste and drunken ruin!
War and a' its murdering joys!'
"The Waes O' War : Or The Upshot Of The History O' Will And Jean. In Four Parts" by Hector MacNeill
Our pride, our lust, our vast excess,
Our gluttony, our drunkenness,
Our gospel-wresting heresies,
To those distresses first gave rise.
"Another On The Same Occasion" by Rees Prichard

In news:

Fifteen years after the former Olympic diver killed two teens in a drunken driving accident, he pleads for a second chance behind the wheel.
Mount Horeb police say the blood alcohol concentration for a man stopped on suspicion of drunken driving was more than six times the legal limit.
The perfect place to lure black-metal Miami trio Slashpine into a drunken interview.
Police investigating the death of former boxing champion and New Jersey native Arturo Gatti are working on the assumption his wife strangled him with her purse strap while he drunkenly slept.
A veteran NYPD detective was busted early this morning for drunken driving after he smashed into a tollbooth at the Midtown Tunnel in Queens — the third cop in recent weeks to be nabbed for alleged DWI, sources said.
Women Of The World Unite (In Slitting The Throats Of Drunken Male Oppressors?).
A Virginia man convicted for the 12th time in a drunken driving case will serve the maximum sentence.
The Monroe Police Department said a man was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving after he backed his pickup truck into an officer's squad car early Saturday morning.
In the late night hours of Friday, December 2nd, in the midst of a drunken stupor, I stole a bike helmet from a bike that was locked up in the area of 6th and Chestnut.
Drunken Man Arrested For Strapping Four Kids to Moving Car.
Ontario police arrested a suspected drunken driver this morning after she crashed a car into a street sweeper , injuring herself and her passenger.
Ontario police arrested a suspected drunken driver this morning after she crashed a car into a street sweeper, injuring herself and her passenger.
Drunken driving, sobering stubbornness .
Statehouse insiders predict that the lowered threshold for drunken drivers may finally pass the legislature this year, after about a decade of pressure.
Was Jessica Simpson doing a little drunken dancing during a concert earlier this week by British singer Adele.

In science:

In a pictorial language, F (n, v ) is the probability that a sober man walking at constant speed v , and a drunken sailor stepping forward and backward erratically, both leaving a pub at some initial time, do not meet up to time n.
Statistics of persistent events in the binomial random walk: Will the drunken sailor hit the sober man?