Adjective "drunk" definition and examples



Definitions and examples



    Affected by alcohol to the extent of losing control of one's faculties or behaviour.
    1. 'she was drunk on vodka'
    2. 'Will drunk college students attempt to scale the seven metre structure?'
    3. 'The youngsters then fled the scene when the police arrived, only to be picked up later drunk and abusive.'
    4. 'We had a drunk chat about it last week and I've thought about it before.'
    5. 'As the train pulled into Shepherds Bush, one of their drunk mates was waiting on the platform and was greeted like a hero.'
    6. 'He then asked them if they thought that a drunk man would have had the presence of mind to jump into the back.'
    7. 'It's one thing playing to a bunch of drunk students on a Saturday night.'
    8. 'A couple of people walked out when I was in Edinburgh but one of them was a very drunk man and I asked him to leave.'
    9. 'During the past few years, pilots have had to deal with drunk passengers who have kicked holes in the doors.'
    10. 'There were reports of car surfing, vandalism and a high number of drunk teenagers.'
    11. 'It's hard to imagine how a drunk bully of a father is likely to remember a law that bans smacking.'
    12. 'He came to Paris and found his true destiny as a symbolist poet, perpetually drunk with the power, the colour and the music of words.'
    13. 'He has become drunk with power as the leader of the tribe.'
    14. 'He was filled with euphoria for this moment, drunk with passion.'
    15. 'Floral tributes perfume the cool morning air and the atmosphere is drunk with sweetness.'
    16. 'Yet I was so drunk with what I was doing, and her dark hair, tanned skin and chocolate eyes were all that was needed in order for me to set loose on her.'


    A person who is drunk or who habitually drinks to excess.
    1. 'The headache usually begins half an hour after drinking, and drunks can have very serious headaches.'
    2. 'Eight objectors have written to the council saying a new licence would mean loud music, late night drunks, loss of parking and damage to their cars.'
    3. 'It follows, then, that Mark's idea of restricting access to alcohol for mean drunks is also a good idea.'
    4. 'It probably would have been better if I had been drunk; they say drunks fall off all sorts of things and are fine, because they're floppy.'
    5. 'We can drink a little, drink a lot or become staggering drunks that have stopped studying altogether.'
    6. 'Although the drunks sit and drink directly in front of the CCTV camera little or no action appears to be taken against them.'
    7. 'I really wasn't that stoked about getting into a touchy political discourse with a bunch of drunks I didn't know.'
    8. 'An unprecedented blitz by police on drunks and licensees who sell alcohol to under-age drinkers starts today.'
    9. 'Police had stopped drunks from hanging about but, over the last couple of months, they have drifted back.'
    10. 'he used to go on these blind drunks'


    1. being in a temporary state in which one's physical and mental faculties are impaired by an excess of alcoholic drink; intoxicated: The wine made him drunk.

    2. overcome or dominated by a strong feeling or emotion: drunk with power; drunk with joy.

    3. pertaining to or caused by intoxication or intoxicated persons. noun

    4. an intoxicated person.

    5. a spree; drinking party. verb

    6. past participle and nonstandard simple past tense of drink.

    More examples(as adjective)

    "people can be drunk in bungalows."

    "people can be drunk on beers."

    "people can be drunk of alls."

    "people can be drunk in times."

    "people can be drunk in places."

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    drunk and disorderly
    (as) drunk as a lord (or skunk)