bibulous


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bib·u·lous

 (bĭb′yə-ləs)
adj.
1. Given to or marked by the consumption of alcoholic drink: a bibulous fellow; a bibulous evening.
2. Very absorbent, as paper or soil.

[From Latin bibulus, from bibere, to drink; see pō(i)- in Indo-European roots.]

bib′u·lous·ly adv.
bib′u·lous·ness n.

bibulous

(ˈbɪbjʊləs)
adj
addicted to alcohol
[C17: from Latin bibulus, from bibere to drink]
ˈbibulously adv
ˈbibulousness n

bib•u•lous

(ˈbɪb yə ləs)

adj.
1. fond of or addicted to drink.
2. absorbent; spongy.
[1665–75; < Latin bibulus=bib(ere) to drink + -ulus -ulous]
bib′u•lous•ly, adv.
bib′u•lous•ness, bib`u•los′i•ty (-ˈlɒs ɪ ti) n.

bibulous

- First meant "absorbent, like a sponge," and later figuratively meant "addicted to alcohol."
See also related terms for sponge.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.bibulous - given to or marked by the consumption of alcoholbibulous - given to or marked by the consumption of alcohol; "a bibulous fellow"; "a bibulous evening"; "his boozy drinking companions"; "thick boozy singing"; "a drunken binge"; "two drunken gentlemen holding each other up"; "sottish behavior"
drunk, inebriated, intoxicated - stupefied or excited by a chemical substance (especially alcohol); "a noisy crowd of intoxicated sailors"; "helplessly inebriated"

bibulous

adjective
Having a capacity or tendency to absorb or soak up:
Translations

bibulous

[ˈbɪbjʊləs] ADJbebedor, borrachín

bibulous

adj (form) persontrunksüchtig

bibulous

[ˈbɪbjʊləs] adj (hum) → avvinazzato/a
References in classic literature ?
He was a bibulous individual of uncertain age, who, in the intervals of creeping about his duties, kept an eye open for possible additions to his staff of creditors.
Denisov blushed like a girl (it was strange to see the color rise in that shaggy, bibulous, time-worn face) and boldly began to expound his plan of cutting the enemy's lines of communication between Smolensk and Vyazma.
I nod my head--Liu Ling, a hard drinker, one of the group of bibulous poets who called themselves the Seven Sages of the Bamboo Grove and who lived in China many an ancient century ago.
But the soul that ascends to worship the great God is plain and true; has no rose-color, no fine friends, no chivalry, no adventures; does not want admiration; dwells in the hour that now is, in the earnest experience of the common day,--by reason of the present moment and the mere trifle having become porous to thought and bibulous of the sea of light.
When enthusiasts have had their fill of Bourbon and Scotch, the thinking goes, consumers thirsty for the next bibulous frontier will turn to premium rums.
Convinced I had become a whinging, self-pitying BT compulsive-obsessive I was instead writing cheerful, chummy tales of life in Godzone with a sly dig at Klondike (his wind turbine money factory held its champagne launch yesterday, Banksy sadly uninvited) and a barrow-load of laughs at the expense of the bibulous Byreman .
Luther Martin, the bibulous but durable attorney general of Maryland, (52) was a disgruntled delegate at the framing convention.
The DT100 festival celebrating Dylan Thomas' birth in Swansea 100 years ago was a worldwide success with journalists from across the globe coming here to find out more about the fascinating, bibulous, womanising poet who started writing as a child, gazing down at the spectacular bay from his house in Cwmdonkin Drive.
These hydrophilic clay minerals are with the characteristics of fine particle composition, high bibulous rate, large specific surface area, etc.
Both starters were substantial, but no food remained uneaten by the time the table was cleared and, like the young Sebastian and Charles in a particularly bibulous part of Brideshead Revisited, we set about the serious business of trying to remember which glass contained which wine.
102) Knowing stereotypes, the result seems obvious: "Many of the earlier settlers were teetotalers; many of the bibulous Irish were enthusiastic drinkers.
Preparation were covered with a glass cover slip, inverted on bibulous paper, and pressed on the slide with thumb to blot out excess mounting medium and flatten the preparation.