sottish

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English[edit]

Adjective[edit]

sottish (comparative more sottish, superlative most sottish)

  1. alcoholic, drinking heavily
  2. drunk
  3. foolish, stupid, senseless
    1769 - King James Bible Jeremiah 4.22
    For my people is foolish, they have not known me; they are sottish children, and they have none understanding: they are wise to do evil, but to do good they have no knowledge.

Quotations[edit]

  • Gabriel strove to restrain himself from breaking out into brutal language about the sottish Malins and his pound. - "The Dead", from "Dubliners" by James Joyce (1914)