Meaning of inebriated

inebriated




Inebriated is just a fancy way of saying drunk. If you see a man staggering down the street grasping a bottle of rum in his hand, chances are he’s inebriated.

When you want to use an impressive word to say that someone is drunk, go ahead and use inebriated. If you like, you can also use it to refer to someone who is intoxicated with substances other than alcohol, but at its heart, inebriated simply means tanked, blotto, stinko, drunk. In more recent years, it has taken on the sense of being particularly energized or zany and exhilarated with drunkenness, but still drunk.

Definitions of inebriated
  1. adjective

    stupefied or excited by a chemical substance (especially alcohol)

    “helplessly
    inebriated
    synonyms:

    drunk, 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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