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  • adj. pertaining to or suffering from dipsomania.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to dipsomania.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Same as dipsomaniac.


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  • "Mirthless" is not the kind of adjective that makes its way onto full-page movie ads, but it's the most charitable way of describing the new "Arthur," a remake of the celebrated 1981 comedy about a wealthy wastrel's eviction from dipsomaniacal paradise by his family and Liza Minnelli.

    'Arthur': He Drinks, Movie Falls Down

  • Dave is dealing with a string of brutal serial killings; the skeleton of a black man found in the bayou some 40 years after Dave witnessed his murder; a dipsomaniacal movie star filming a Civil War drama on location; and the ghost of General John Bell Hood.

  • Beginning with a gorgeous title sequence during which we watch History Professor George (Burton) and his saucy and sauced wife Martha (Taylor) walking back from a function drunk and cackling, the movie immediately places us in their dark, disconsolate universe -- one of shattered hopes, nihilism, and dipsomaniacal game playing.

    Kim Morgan: Ugly Talents: Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf

  • Midway through the charming, inebriated song, in which two "swellegant" party pals swap banter, dish on guests and form a dipsomaniacal camaraderie, Crosby croons to Sinatra with his distinctive "ba ba ba boom" and Sinatra jokes, "Don't dig that kind of crooning, chum."

    Kim Morgan: Christmas With Crosby, Bing

  • The neighbor, Catherine Caswell, is a dipsomaniacal action painter ( "Form is dead," she tells the boy after he admires one of her paintings).

    'Crossing Over': Melting-Pot Dregs

  • Like that Oscar statuette you placed on the dashboard during your dipsomaniacal drive through Hollywood in The Star, I'd love to ask just once: "Come on Bette, let's you and me get drunk."

    Kim Morgan: Happy 100, Bette Davis

  • The most popular woman in America is the anorexic Keira Knightly (8 shots), followed by the dipsomaniacal Lindsay Lohan (5) and the multi-cultural Jennifer Lopez and Beyonce Knowles (4 each).

    Ed Kosner: Just like US

  • "If he wants to be tight all the time," said Julia Flyte of her dipsomaniacal brother Sebastian in Evelyn Waugh's "Brideshead Revisited," "then why doesn't he go and live in Kenya?"

    Forging a Country in African Wilds

  • Saunders is the creator and star of "Absolutely Fabulous," the most dipsomaniacal sitcom in history.

    Raise A Glass For 'Ab Fab'

  • Though movies have associated higher education with the lower pleasures going at least as far back as the Marx Brothers 'Horse Feathers (1932), it wasn't until 1978 that director John Landis took dipsomaniacal debauchery to a new level and invented the modern college movie, for better and (mostly) worse.

    Film School


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