inebriated


drunken

TRANSLATION

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

STATISTICS

IN THE PRESS

“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)

Did you
know?

inebriated
adjective (formal)

- having drunk too much alcohol

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

The Cambridge Dictionary / Merriam-Webster


WORD ORIGIN

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.


GREAT GROUCHISMS

- “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.”


SYNONYMS

- 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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