Saturday, March 11, 2006
crapulous adjective [KRAP-yuh-luhs] given to or characterized by gross excess in drinking or eating.
Definitions for crapulous
- given to or characterized by gross excess in drinking or eating.
- suffering from or due to such excess.
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Citations for crapulous
Hastily running across the court to his own rooms, he groped his way—giddy and crapulous—up the dark and narrow staircase, and, after some fumbling with his key, opened the door.
They asked what she did in London and she explained how she helped run an arts festival, and it sounded fey and crapulous. So she told the story of the drunken newsreader they'd booked the previous year…
Origin of crapulous
Crapulous came to English in the mid-1500s from the Late Latin crāpulōsus.