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Pronunciation:  dr'ungkunnus

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the act of drinking alcoholic beverages to excess; "drink was his downfall"
  2. [n]  a temporary state resulting from excessive consumption of alcohol
  3. [n]  Habitual intoxication; prolonged and excessive intake of alcoholic drinks leading to a breakdown in health and an addiction to alcohol such that abrupt deprivation leads to severe withdrawal symptoms

DRUNKENNESS is a 11 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: alcohol addiction, alcoholism, boozing, crapulence, drink, drinking, inebriation, inebriety, intoxication, tipsiness
 Antonyms: soberness, sobriety
 See Also: drinking bout, drug addiction, grogginess, intemperance, intemperateness, sottishness, temporary state, white plague



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Drunk"en*ness\, n.
1. The state of being drunken with, or as with, alcoholic
   liquor; intoxication; inebriety; -- used of the casual
   state or the habit.

         The Lacedemonians trained up their children to hate
         drunkenness by bringing a drunken man into their
         company.                              --I. Watts.

2. Disorder of the faculties, resembling intoxication by
   liquors; inflammation; frenzy; rage.

         Passion is the drunkenness of the mind. -- South.

Syn: Intoxication; inebriation; inebriety. -- {Drunkenness},
     {Intoxication}, {Inebriation}. Drunkenness refers more
     to the habit; intoxication and inebriation, to specific
     acts. The first two words are extensively used in a
     figurative sense; a person is intoxicated with success,
     and is drunk with joy. ``This plan of empire was not
     taken up in the first intoxication of unexpected
     success.'' --Burke.

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