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drunkenness

Line breaks: drunk¦en|ness
Pronunciation: /ˈdrʌŋk(ə)nˌnəs
 
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Definition of drunkenness in English:

noun

[mass noun]
The state of being drunk; intoxication: a growing problem of drunkenness
More example sentences
  • Drinking tends to take place outside the family unit and drunkenness in pubs is often tolerated, even expected.
  • He said that one of the reasons for a rise in drunkenness was that people no longer checked the strength, or measurement, of their drinks.
  • The crazy drunkenness that had already ensued and carried into the night ended what would be a momentous week for many.
Synonyms
hard drinking, serious drinking, heavy drinking, alcoholism, alcohol abuse, dipsomania
rare inebriety, sottishness, crapulence, bibulousness

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