plas·​tered | \ ˈpla-stərd How to pronounce plastered (audio) \

Definition of plastered

: drunk, intoxicated Move over, children. Go eat your mini eggs somewhere else as your auntie wants to get plastered.— Mel Ramsay … oh we were plastered, we barely knew what we were doing …— Dave Eggers College boys could get totally plastered, and the worst that would happen to them would be hangovers and missed morning classes.— Katha Pollitt

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Synonyms & Antonyms for plastered


besotted, blasted [slang], blind, blitzed [slang], blotto [slang], bombed, boozy, canned [slang], cockeyed, crocked, drunk, drunken, fried, gassed, hammered [slang], high, impaired, inebriate, inebriated, intoxicated, juiced [slang], lit, lit up, loaded [slang], looped, oiled [slang], pickled, pie-eyed, 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]


sober, straight

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Examples of plastered in a Sentence

I got totally plastered at the party. I don't believe it: you're totally plastered at your own dinner party.

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The pedestrian walkways near the protest site remain plastered with signs and pictures denouncing the police, who fired 150 rounds of tear gas, or about twice the amount used in the 2014 pro-democracy Umbrella Movement demonstrations. David Pierson,, "Once known as ‘Asia’s finest,’ Hong Kong police now stand accused of brutality," 20 June 2019 There are signs of a blooming economy—the highly mechanized pecan-farming operation, the new dog-food factory, the row of eco-friendly houses built with plastered hay bales. Gregory Barber, WIRED, "Inside an All-White Town’s Divisive Experiment With Cryptocurrency," 6 June 2019 Çatalhöyük is prized not only for revealing how people lived in its warren of neat, tidy, plastered houses, but also for its longevity, as the eastern mound was inhabited for as many as 1,500 years. National Geographic, "This Stone Age settlement took humanity's first steps toward city life," 26 Mar. 2019 Peel away the layers of a house — the plastered walls, the slate roof, the hardwood floors — and you’re left with a frame, the skeletal form that makes up the core of any structure. Quanta Magazine, "In Newly Created Life-Form, a Major Mystery," 24 Mar. 2016 One incident in 2014 left its walls painted blue and plastered with bizarre renegade art fly posters. Liana Satenstein, Vogue, "Prada Makes an Unlikely Cameo on The Simpsons," 11 Jan. 2019 It’s estimated that Troom Troom, which currently boasts nearly 10 million subscribers and almost 3 billion total views of its surreal, pastel-plastered videos, pulls in between about $500,000 and $8 million each year. Rebecca Jennings, Vox, "YouTube is full of cringey, clickbait DIY channels. They’re even weirder than you think.," 12 Nov. 2018 The walls are decorated with plastered plant motifs and both the ceiling and fireplace are covered with ceramic tiles. Houston Chronicle, "City pool opens for summer; extensive renovations complete," 26 May 2018 The walls are decorated with plastered plant motifs and both the ceiling and fireplace are covered with ceramic tiles. Houston Chronicle, "City pool opens for summer; extensive renovations complete," 26 May 2018

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First Known Use of plastered

1902, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of plastered was in 1902

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English Language Learners Definition of plastered

informal : very drunk

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appealing forcibly to the mind or reason

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