from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Characterized by excessive eating or drinking.
- adj. Suffering physically from the consequences of excessive eating or drinking.
- adj. Surcharged with liquor; alcoholism; sick from excessive indulgence in drinking or eating; drunk; given to excesses.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Drunken; given up to excess in drinking; characterized by intemperance.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. suffering from excessive eating or drinking
- adj. given to gross intemperance in eating or drinking
Joe -- love the word crapulous -- I am going to borrow it the first chance I get.
Here's John Adams on Thomas Paine's famous 1776 pamphlet "Common Sense": "What a poor, ignorant, malicious, short-sighted, crapulous mass."
It's one of those twee, child-centric works that sift through the last shakings of the postmodernist bag for ways to enliven their inch-deep whimsy and fathomless solipsism – crapulous, cod-Vonnegut cutesiness being Foer's weakness – and often presume an intimacy with grave and terrible events, the better to drape themselves in the mantle of importance.
The manband in question, the Overtones, are both dull as dishwater and half as attractive in total as the cleft in Gary Barlow's chin, but they do add a layer of crapulous doowop harmony that really does make everything better.
The major difference in new-millenium-Gen-X pregnancy movies is that they are all about confirming "alternative" families, which is, of course, all the to good, if you consider giving alternative families their own crapulous sub-genre "good."
And for a very good reason: the genre is crapulous, status-quo-reifying, herd-placating "family fare."
I have to say I don't recognize that fictional Baum at all, calling What Maisie Knew "line after crapulous line" and quoting William's criticism of American "worship of the bitch-goddess Success" -- he was too Victorian to write like that.
And even though all the real Greeks absolutely sucked at epic verse, never rising any higher than that crapulous bore, the Argonautica.
Let me add my approbation for your staying with this, and working the crapulous part of the thesaurus.
There is so much desperate, crapulous spew from the McCain campaign right now that it's hard to keep track of it all -- but this ad, via Andrew Sullivan, marks some sort of low.
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