half-drunken

drunken

[druhng-kuhn]
adjective
1.
intoxicated; drunk.
2.
given to drunkenness.
3.
pertaining to, caused by, or marked by intoxication: a drunken quarrel.

Origin:
variant of drunk adj. and past participle

drunkenly, adverb
drunkenness, noun
half-drunken, adjective
undrunken, adjective


1. inebriated, tipsy, fuddled, besotted.


1. sober.


See drunk.
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drunken (ˈdrʌŋkən)
 
adj
1.  intoxicated with or as if with alcohol
2.  frequently or habitually drunk
3.  (prenominal) caused by or relating to alcoholic intoxication: a drunken brawl
 
'drunkenly
 
adv
 
'drunkenness
 
n

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drunken
pp. of drunk. Meaning "inebriated" was in O.E. druncena; meaning "habitually intoxicated" is from 1540s.
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