drunk

If you consume so much alcohol that you become inebriated, you are drunk. If you do it too often, you may become a drunk, which is another, blunter, word for "alcoholic."

For the last 600 years or so, the word drunk has been used to describe someone who is intoxicated. Someone who's drunk from alcohol might be unsteady on their feet, slur their speech, or not be able to think straight. But you also can be drunk on things like power, passion or hope. This kind of drunk involves strong feelings or intoxicating emotions instead of one too many beers.

Definitions of drunk
  1. noun
    someone who is intoxicated
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    types:
    drunk-and-disorderly
    someone arrested on the charge of being drunk and disorderly
    type of:
    drinker, imbiber, juicer, toper
    a person who drinks alcoholic beverages (especially to excess)
  2. noun
    a chronic drinker
    synonyms: drunkard, inebriate, rummy, sot, wino
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    types:
    alcoholic, alky, boozer, dipsomaniac, lush, soaker, souse
    a person who drinks alcohol to excess habitually
    type of:
    drinker, imbiber, juicer, toper
    a person who drinks alcoholic beverages (especially to excess)
  3. adjective
    as if under the influence of alcohol
    drunk with excitement”
    synonyms: intoxicated
    excited
    in an aroused state
  4. adjective
    stupefied or excited by a chemical substance (especially alcohol)
    synonyms: inebriated, intoxicated
    bacchanal, bacchanalian, bacchic, carousing, orgiastic
    used of riotously drunken merrymaking
    beery
    smelling of beer
    cockeyed
    very drunk
    potty
    slightly intoxicated
    bibulous, boozy, drunken, sottish
    given to or marked by the consumption of alcohol
    drugged, narcotised, narcotized
    under the influence of narcotics
    half-seas-over
    British informal for `intoxicated'
    high, mellow
    slightly and pleasantly intoxicated from alcohol or a drug (especially marijuana)
    hopped-up, stoned
    under the influence of narcotics
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    Antonyms:
    sober
    not affected by a chemical substance (especially alcohol)
    cold sober, stone-sober
    totally sober
    drug-free
    characteristic of a person not taking illegal drugs or of a place where no illegal drugs are used
    dry, teetotal
    practicing complete abstinence from alcoholic beverages
    uninebriated, unintoxicated
    not inebriated
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