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
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Speak!" 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.
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.
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.
implies, that of an African backwoodsman, but of a bibulous office
No one believes that, including the Democrats who, inquiring about Kavanaugh's yearbook and bibulous years, turned what should have been a routine confirmation into an embarrassing discussion of flatulence and other distasteful bodily functions.
explicitly meant to be a down-on-his-luck, often bibulous bumbler who
"Murathe is a vacuous, fatuous, bibulous slacker not worth the company of any sound man," he said.
I suspected that he was also an alcoholic from his bibulous breath.
Forster's devastating review of the bibulous poet Dom Moraes' book Gone Away, 'one longs for a non-alcoholic edition'.
Those gathered around the Borowiecs' table on these cosy, bibulous and often cosmopolitan occasions were quite likely to be addressed by Andrew in their native French, German, and occasionally Russian.
The second line, arriving after an aural pause nicely synced with a line break, gives us the familiar sound of an excited, probably bibulous voice that is utterly convinced it's found the right name for, in this case, a bar.