inebriated

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

Definition of inebriated

  1. :  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 Faidley, Storm Chaser, 1996

  2. The creamery manager, it seems, staggered to his car, but was too inebriated to even start the engine … —Edna O'Brien, New Yorker, 23 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 Strum, New York Times Book Review, 16 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

Recent Examples of inebriated from the Web

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'inebriated.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

Origin and Etymology of inebriated

see 1inebriate

Other Alcoholic Beverage Terms


INEBRIATED Defined for English Language Learners

inebriated

play
adjective

Definition of inebriated for English Language Learners

  • : affected by drinking too much alcohol



Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up inebriated? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

done merely as a duty

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Time Traveler Quiz: Which Word Came First?

  • time-traveler-quiz-which-word-came-first
  • Which came first?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!