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inebriated = betrunken, unter Alkoholeinfluss —— inebriated by success = vom Erfolg berauscht



“An ‘INEBRIATED’ Giuliani urged Trump to falsely claim victory on election night - former Trump attorney Jason Miller testifies that Giuliani who was advising Trump on election night was ‘definitely intoxicated’.”

Chris J. Stein - The Guardian (13 June 2022)

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adjective (formal)

- having drunk too much alcohol

- exhilarated or confused by (or as if by) alcohol

The Cambridge Dictionary / Merriam-Webster


Late 15th century, from Latin inebriatus “to make drunk”.

An inebriated man once stumbled up to Groucho Marx, slapped him on the back, and said, “You old son-of-a-gun, you probably don’t remember me…”

“I never forget a face,” Marx replied with annoyance, “but in your case I’ll be glad to make an exception.”

Julius Henry “Groucho” Marx (1890 – 1977) was an American comedian, actor, writer, stage, film, radio, television star and vaudeville performer. He is generally considered to have been a master of quick wit and one of America’s greatest comedians.


- “Room service? Send up a larger room.”

- "I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book."

- "I didn’t like the play, but then I saw it under adverse conditions – the curtain was up."

- "He may look like an idiot and talk like an idiot, but don’t let that fool you. He really is an idiot."

- “From the moment I picked your book up until I put it down I was convulsed with laughter. Some day I intend reading it.”

- "Outside of a dog, a book is man’s best friend. Inside of a dog, it’s too dark to read."

- “A black cat crossing your path signifies that the animal is going somewhere.”


- under the influence of a substance, especially alcohol:

addled, anaesthetized, as tight as a tick, baked, bashed, bladdered, blasted, blind drunk, blitzed, blotto, bombed, Brahms and Liszt*, canned, drunk as a fiddler (a lord, a skunk), guttered, half-cut, half-seas over, hammered, having had a skinful, having had one over the eight, high as a kite, INEBRIATED, intoxicated, irrigated, juiced, merry, narcotized, obliterated, off your face (head), oiled, one over the eight, out of it, out of one’s box (head, mind, skull), paralytic, pickled, pixilated, plastered, rat-arsed, red-nosed, reeling, ripped, roaring (rolling) drunk, sauced, seeing double, slaughtered, sloshed, smashed, snockered, soaked, soused, sozzled, spaced (out), squiffed, squiffy, stinko, stoned, tanked (-up), three sheets in (to) the wind, tiddled, tiddly, tight, tipsy, totaled, trashed, tripping, trolleyed, two sheets to the wind, under the influence (the table), wasted, well-oiled, well away, wiped out, wired, woozy, wrecked, zoned, zonked (-out)

*Brahms and Liszt = Cockney rhyming slang for “p _ _ _ ed”

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