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ebrious Line breaks: ebri|ous
Pronunciation: /ˈiːbrɪəs/

Definition of ebrious in English:

adjective

rare
Drunken or intoxicated: those young sots with the ebrious faces
More example sentences
  • Ebrious moroseness, another variety of a state preceding drunkenness, is met with more in the rich.
  • I don't intend to be in a particularly ebrious state throughout this weekend.
  • Guests in an ebrious state will not be accommodated.

Origin

Mid 16th century: from Latin ebrius + -ous.

Derivatives

ebriose

1
adjective
Example sentences
  • Drunkenness in its first degree presents you with a miniature picture of the symptoms of the more advanced stages of ebriose poisoning.
  • Up came the bewitching Ferdmand, glorious, too, but old and ebriose.
  • Mr. Briggs when returning home, gently, and copiously ebriose, from Epsom on his donkey, would sway about on his podgy legs.

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into Italian
Word of the day fortissimo
Pronunciation: fɔːˈtɪsɪməʊ
adverb
(especially as a direction) very loud or loudly