drunk

I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
adj. intoxicated, tipsy. —n. drunkard, sot, alcoholic. See drinking.
II
(Roget's IV) modif.
Syn. intoxicated, inebriated, drunken, tipsy, befuddled, muddled, overcome, under the influence, flushed, maudlin, beery, given to drink, sottish, bibulous, high*, tight*, blotto*, stoned*, feeling no pain*, lit up*, bombed*, smashed*, plastered*, out of it*, seeing double*, having a jag on*, canned*, crocked*, gassed*, plowed*, under the table*, tanked*, wired*, wasted*, out cold*, soused*, sloshed*, looped*, pickled*, stewed*, loaded*, boozed up*, in one's cups*, mellow*, schnockered*, sewed up*, higher than a kite*, three sheets to the wind*, boozy*, ripped*, sozzled*, cockeyed*, polluted*, squiffy*, blind drunk*, drunk as a lord*, drunk as a skunk*; see also dizzy .
Ant. sober*, steady, temperate.
Syn.- drunk is the simple, direct word, usually used in the predicate, for one who is overcome by alcoholic liquor [ he is drunk] ; drunken , usually used attributively, is equivalent to drunk but sometimes implies habitual, intemperate drinking of liquor [ a drunken bum ] ; the Latinate-terms intoxicated and inebriated are somewhat more formal and are often used to connote less offensive degrees of drunkenness; there are many euphemistic and slang terms in English expressing varying degrees of drunkenness: e.g., tipsy (slight), tight (moderate, but without Great loss of muscular coordination), ?blind drunk (great), blotto (to the point of unconsciousness)
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) a.
intoxicated, inebriated, under the influence, *three sheets to the wind, *stiff, crocked, *polluted, *tipsy, *loaded, loaded for bear, *plastered, *lit up like a Christmas tree, *feeling no pain, *anesthetized, *sloshed, *hammered, *high, *buzzed, besotted, soused, *pickled, *lit, *tanked, stewed to the gills, *bombed, *blitzed, smashed, *blotto, *drunk as a lord.
ANT.: sober, clearheaded
n. see drunkard
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I adjective Stupefied, excited, or muddled with alcoholic liquor: besotted, crapulent, crapulous, drunken, inebriate, inebriated, intoxicated, sodden, tipsy. Informal: cockeyed, stewed. Slang: blind, bombed, boozed, boozy, crocked, high, lit (up), loaded, looped, pickled, pixilated, plastered, potted, sloshed, smashed, soused, stinking, stinko, stoned, tight, zonked. Idioms: drunk as a skunk, half-seas over, high as a kite, in one's cups, three sheets in (or to) the wind. See DRUGS. II noun 1. A person who is habitually drunk: drunkard, inebriate, sot, tippler. Slang: boozehound, boozer, lush2, rummy1, soak, souse, sponge, stiff. See DRUGS. 2. A drinking bout: binge, brannigan, carousal, carouse, spree. Slang: bat2, bender, booze, jag, tear1. See DRUGS, RESTRAINT.

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