AskDefine | Define crapulous

Dictionary Definition

crapulous adj
1 suffering from excessive eating or drinking; "crapulent sleep"; "a crapulous stomach" [syn: crapulent]
2 given to gross intemperance in eating or drinking; "a crapulous old reprobate"

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English

Etymology

Latin crapulentus, crapulosus; compare French crapuleux; see crapula.

Adjective

  1. Surcharged with liquor; alcoholism; sick from excessive indulgence in drinking or eating; drunk; given to excesses
  2. Characterized by excessive eating or drinking; debauched; intemperate.
  3. Having a stomach upset by too much drinking.

Synonyms

Quotations

  • "It is always the crapulous individual that best executes the infamous deed" - de Sade, The 120 Days of Sodom

Translations

  • Finnish: krapulainen
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