drunk·en·ness /-kənnəs/ 名詞
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.”
n 1: a temporary state resulting from excessive consumption of
alcohol [syn: inebriation, inebriety, intoxication,
tipsiness] [ant: soberness]
2: 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 [syn: alcoholism, alcohol
3: the act of drinking alcoholic beverages to excess; "drink
was his downfall" [syn: drink, drinking, boozing, crapulence]