drunkenness drunkenness  /d ˈrəŋkənNəs/


  1. (n) a temporary state resulting from excessive consumption of alcohol
  2. (n) 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
  3. (n) the act of drinking alcoholic beverages to excess


  1. In a small study of drunkenness in young and older adults, the older ones were less likely to judge their own impairment accurately.
  2. Security personnel, called Olys, were to be inconspicuous, prepared for little more than ticket fraud and drunkenness.
  3. Surging drunkenness is accompanied by a grim uptick in violence and ill health, but curbing alcohol abuse isn't easy in a downbeat northern climate.


  1. Arrest report: 6-18-14

    Joshua Cole Harrison, 30, of 149 Ora Lane, was arrested on Highway 182 by LCSO June 14 and charged with public drunkenness and violation of probation. His court date is scheduled for July 2.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: The Commercial Dispatch

  2. 100 years ago in Bucks

    The Court called attention to the fact that it was the duty of constables to arrest drunken persons in public places. He said there was entirely too much drunkenness in our county in the various towns
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Bucks County Courier Times

  3. Whitpain Township police briefs: Week of June 9

    Public drunkenness … Sean Atkinson, 21, of Haddonfield, N.J., was cited for public drunkenness and disorderly conduct May 30 at 2:58 a.m. at the Wawa, 1015 DeKalb Pike, police said. Atkinson was observed stumbling outside the store and as police spoke to him it was apparent that he was intoxicated, police said. During his arrest, officers found him in possession of a small amount of marijuana ...
    on June 15, 2013     Source: The Ambler Gazette


  1. "To Life I say: Go slow, wait for me until the drunkenness dries in my glass......I have no role in what I was or who I will be......it is chance and chance has no name......I call the doctor 10 minutes before the death, 10 minutes are sufficient to...
    on Jul 2, 2008 By: Mahmoud Darwish Source: Ha'aretz

  2. When asked what he dreamed he'd be when he grew up, Ferguson said "I always half expected I'd end up doing something in show business because it was tolerant of drunkenness and you could meet girls. But, you know, I'm married, and I'm 'teetotals,'...
    on Aug 7, 2009 By: Craig Ferguson Source: Boston Globe

  3. "This is just a giant beat-up coming from a journalist who was himself the subject of some concern because of his public display of drunkenness on national television," Mr Snowdon said.
    on Aug 18, 2007 By: Warren Snowdon Source: ABC Online

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