inebriated

adjective in·ebri·at·ed \ i-ˈnē-brē-ˌā-təd \

Definition of inebriated

:exhilarated or confused by or as if by alcohol :intoxicated

Examples of inebriated in a Sentence

  1. Three cowboys, complete with hats and six-shooters, were downing beer and blasting away at empty cans and an old television set.  … Their voices—and their aim—made it clear they were totally inebriated. —Warren FaidleyStorm Chaser1996
  2. The creamery manager, it seems, staggered to his car, but was too inebriated to even start the engine … —Edna O'BrienNew Yorker23 Jan. 1989
  3. Monty Python's Terry Jones—a medieval scholar as well as an accomplished lunatic—springs from the tradition of Andersen and the brothers Grimm like a slightly inebriated chameleon, adding new color and his own whacky humor to the classic style and form of the fairy tale. —Carol Van StrumNew York Times Book Review16 Jan. l983
  4. He was clearly inebriated when he left the bar.

  5. after a night spent partying, the fraternity brothers were all severely inebriated

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Origin and Etymology of inebriated

inebriated Synonyms

Synonyms
besotted, blasted [slang], blind, blitzed [slang], blotto [slang], bombed, boozy, canned [slang], cockeyed, crocked, drunken, fried, gassed, hammered [slang], high, impaired, inebriate, drunk, intoxicated, juiced [slang], lit, lit up, loaded [slang], looped, oiled [slang], pickled, pie-eyed, plastered, potted [slang], ripped [slang], sloshed [slang], smashed [slang], sottish, soused, sozzled, squiffed (or squiffy), stewed, stiff, stinking [slang], stoned, tanked [slang], tiddly [chiefly British], tight, tipsy, wasted [slang], wet, wiped out [slang]
Antonyms
sober, straight
Related Words
maudlin; beery; befuddled, bleary-eyed, crapulous, dopey (also dopy), rocky, strung out, stupefied; debauched, dissipated, dissolute; alcoholic, bibulous, dipsomaniacal
Near Antonyms
abstemious, abstinent, dry, temperate, teetotal; clearheaded, cool, level, steady

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INEBRIATED Defined for English Language Learners

inebriated

adjective

Definition of inebriated for English Language Learners

  • : affected by drinking too much alcohol



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