Examples of inebriated in a Sentence
- 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
- 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
- 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
He was clearly inebriated when he left the bar.
after a night spent partying, the fraternity brothers were all severely inebriated
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A few months later, he was fired for making inappropriate remarks to my boss in the workplace, again while inebriated.
In record-auction circles, this disc is known as one of the most inebriated, semi-functional Rat Pack performances ever recorded.
So skilled, in praise or criticism, was Cushman that the genesis of a 40-year friendship with Knight was a biting column after Knight stuffed an inebriated LSU fan in a garbage can during the 1976 Final Four in Philadelphia.
Traveler Adam Pitt told the Consumer Affairs website of his own trip into North Korea with Young Pioneer Tours that included lots of drinking, including an inebriated Johnson who could barely stand or talk, and bribes paid to tour guards.
The reason inebriated people are so entertaining is that drugs and alcohol are the greatest lie detectors on the planet.
Piazza appeared to become inebriated and fell face-first down a flight of basement steps.
Extravagant slides evoked cartoonishly inebriated characters trying to walk with buckling knees.
Piazza appeared to become inebriated and fell face-first down a flight of basement steps before midnight.
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Synonymsbesotted, 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]
Related Wordsmaudlin; beery; befuddled, bleary-eyed, crapulous, dopey (also dopy), rocky, strung out, stupefied; debauched, dissipated, dissolute; alcoholic, bibulous, dipsomaniacal
Near Antonymsabstemious, abstinent, dry, temperate, teetotal; clearheaded, cool, level, steady
INEBRIATED Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of inebriated for English Language Learners
: affected by drinking too much alcohol
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