insobriety

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n insobriety a temporary state resulting from excessive consumption of alcohol
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Insobriety Lack of sobriety, moderation, or calmness; intemperance; drunkenness.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n insobriety Lack of sobriety; intemperateness; drunkenness.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Insobriety in-so-brī′e-ti want of sobriety.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Pref. in-, not + obriety,: cf. F. insobriété,

Usage

In literature:

That also is a mode, we need not say of intoxication, but of insobriety.
"Essays of Travel" by Robert Louis Stevenson
It was a vertiginous freedom and insobriety of action exempt of logic.
"Corpus of a Siam Mosquito" by Steven Sills
That also is a mode, we need not say of intoxication, but of insobriety.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. XXII (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
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