"state or habit of being intoxicated," 1580s, from French ébriété, from Latin ebrietatem (nominative ebrietas) "drunknenness," from ebrius "drunk, full, sated with drink," of unknown origin. The opposite of sobriety. Related: Ebrious.
This is a libel on the brutes, for the vice of ebriety is perfectly human.
For those who died of the varioloid, were spared the death of ebriety.
Need I point out the change that ebriety produces in the moral and social affections?
It also affirms that ebriety resulting from beer is more hurtful than that produced by wine.
It should be added, what Mr Holmes tells us on good authority, that the vice of ebriety was not among Mozart's failings.
His profanity is more raucous and vicious than the Northerner's, his ebriety more ribald, brutal, and swinish.