in·​ebri·​ety ˌi-ni-ˈbrī-ə-tē How to pronounce inebriety (audio)
: the state of being inebriated : drunkenness

Examples of inebriety in a Sentence

there were times during her bouts of inebriety when she actually thought that her boyfriend's jokes were funny

Word History


probably blend of inebriation and ebriety drunkenness

First Known Use

1801, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of inebriety was in 1801

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Cite this Entry

“Inebriety.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

Medical Definition


in·​ebri·​ety ˌin-i-ˈbrī-ət-ē How to pronounce inebriety (audio)
plural inebrieties
: the state of being inebriated
especially : habitual drunkenness
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