crapulous

[krap-yuh-luh s] /ˈkræp yə ləs/
adjective
1.
given to or characterized by gross excess in drinking or eating.
2.
suffering from or due to such excess.
Origin
1530–40; < Late Latin crāpulōsus. See crapulent, -ous
Related forms
crapulously, adverb
crapulousness, noun
British Dictionary definitions for crapulous
crapulent or crapulous (ˈkræpjʊlənt, ˈkræpjʊləs)
 
adj
1.  given to or resulting from intemperance
2.  suffering from intemperance; drunken
 
[C18: from Late Latin crāpulentus drunk, from Latin crāpula, from Greek kraipalē drunkenness, headache resulting therefrom]
 
crapulous or crapulous
 
adj
 
[C18: from Late Latin crāpulentus drunk, from Latin crāpula, from Greek kraipalē drunkenness, headache resulting therefrom]
 
'crapulence or crapulous
 
n
 
'crapulently or crapulous
 
adv
 
'crapulously or crapulous
 
adv
 
'crapulousness or crapulous
 
n

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Word Origin and History for crapulous
crapulous
1530s, "sick from too much drinking," from L. crapula, from Gk. kraipale "hangover, drunken headache, nausea from debauching." The Romans used it for drunkenness itself. English has used it in both senses.
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