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1. Stupefied from or as if from drink.
2. Tending to drink excessively.

sot′tish·ly adv.
sot′tish·ness n.
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(ˈsɒt ɪʃ)

1. stupefied with drink; drunken.
2. pertaining to or befitting a sot.
3. muddleheaded, cloddish, or stupid.
sot′tish•ly, adv.
sot′tish•ness, n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.sottish - given to or marked by the consumption of alcoholsottish - 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"
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[ˈsɒtɪʃ] ADJembrutecido (por el alcohol)
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adjdem Trunk ergeben; grinbenebelt
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