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From sot +‎ -ish.


sottish (comparative more sottish, superlative most sottish)

  1. alcoholic, drinking heavily
  2. drunk
  3. foolish, stupid, senseless
    • 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.
    • 1914, James Joyce, “The Dead”, in Dubliners:
      Gabriel strove to restrain himself from breaking out into brutal language about the sottish Malins and his pound.

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