Definition of crapulent in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈkrapjʊl(ə)nt/


Relating to the drinking of alcohol or drunkenness.
Example sentences
  • It was a difficult choice by anyone's reckoning: suffer the cackling of crapulent in-laws tanking themselves up on festive sherry, or make your excuses and leave the room to go and suffer the Christmas Supplement.
  • A beer-bellied, crapulent friend had asked, ‘What're the numbers for?’



Example sentences
  • The effect on most of us will be an attack of acute crapulence (okay, so look it up), caused by our forced overconsumption of political prattle and forensic flatulence.
  • With their first new album since 1998, we must ask: have they avoided the soul sucking crapulence that haunts so many other bands that continue on into their second decade?
  • Research carried out by the British Scientific Dining Association reveals that crapulence has bad effects on the memory and makes people slow-witted.


Example sentences
  • For some of us, that's a worrisome vow, portending crapulous fathers who imbibe paychecks, pious wives who berate husbands for same and hordes of children wailing in squalor.
  • Presumably these people are at these places every night and I can think of worse things to do than to amble through your late middle age in a crapulous haze.
  • At the time I was a little too crapulous to register what had happened.


Mid 17th century: from late Latin crapulentus 'very drunk', from Latin crapula 'inebriation', from Greek kraipalē 'drunken headache'.

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