crapulous

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin crapulosus(drunken), from crapula(intoxication), from Ancient Greek κραιπάλη(kraipálē, intoxication, hangover). Compare French crapuleux.

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crapulous ‎(comparative more crapulous, superlative most crapulous)

  1. Characterized by excessive eating or drinking.
  2. Suffering physically from the consequences of excessive eating or drinking.
  3. Surcharged with liquor; sick from excessive indulgence in drinking or eating; drunk.
    • 1946, Mervyn Peake, Titus Groan:
      By the time Swelter's monologue was dragging to its crapulous close, Mr. Flay was pacing onwards...

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  • crapulous in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
  • crapulous at OneLook Dictionary Search