sottish

adjective sot·tish \ ˈsä-tish \

Definition of sottish

:resembling a sot :drunken; also :doltish, stupid

sottishly

adverb

sottishness

noun

Examples of sottish in a Sentence

  1. you could smell the whiskey on her sottish aunt's breath from a block away!

  2. a comic actor who frequently played the sottish curmudgeon

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First Known Use of sottish

1583

sottish Synonyms

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