Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Given to indulgence in drink; drunken; drunk; intoxicated.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective rare Inclined to drink to excess; intoxicated; tipsy.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Having a tendency towards alcohol abuse.
  • adjective Drunk, tipsy.
  • adjective Similar to that of a drunk.

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Latin ebrius, drunk

Examples

  • Hale was so struck with horror at seeing an intimate friend drop senseless, and apparently lifeless, at a student's drinking-bout, that he made a sudden but enduring resolution to conquer his ebrious propensities, and withdraw himself from the dangerous allurements of ungodly company.

    A Book About Lawyers

  • For once it would nice to be able to have intellectual bloging without the ebrious manners of clive and jd. especially clive, you input on matters football is zero, so please desist from playing moderator, and your diction suits a bin collector. i do find you amusing at times, but try to ignore the bloggers that you don't like. simple. from now onwards i am bloging as 'moffat' instead of hnery. does anybody else realise we have problems with all our wingers? isn't there a reason why our wing play doesn't work? its not just deco&joey. have we all forgotten about malouda, kalou, swp? remember jm taking off robben&duff after 25 mins. the other day?

    Chelsea Blog

  • A voice exclaimed, in thick, ebrious tones: "Who are you for?

    Denzil Quarrier

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  • Tending towards excessive drinking. (from Phrontistery)

    May 24, 2008

  • In ebrious= inebriate

    July 3, 2013