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Bibulous definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

BIB'ULOUS, a. [L. bibulus, from bibo, to drink.]
Spungy; that has the quality of imbibing fluids or moisture.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

adj
1: 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" [syn: bibulous, boozy, drunken, sottish]

Merriam Webster's

adjective Etymology: Latin bibulus, from bibere to drink more at potable Date: 1675 1. highly absorbent 2. a. fond of alcoholic beverages b. of, relating to, or marked by the consumption of alcoholic beverages bibulously adverb bibulousness noun

Oxford Reference Dictionary

adj. given to drinking alcoholic liquor. Derivatives: bibulously adv. bibulousness n. Etymology: L bibulus freely drinking f. bibere drink

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Bibulous Bib"u*lous, a. [L. bibulus, fr. bibere to drink. See Bib, v. t. ] 1. Readily imbibing fluids or moisture; spongy; as, bibulous blotting paper. 2. Inclined to drink; addicted to tippling.

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

a. 1. Spongy, porous, absorbent, imbibing. 2. Drinking, intemperate, tippling, fond of drink, cup-loving, soaking.

Moby Thesaurus

absorbent, addicted to drink, adsorbent, assimilative, bibacious, blotting, chemisorptive, chemosorptive, crapulent, crapulous, digestive, drinking, drunken, endosmotic, excessive, exosmotic, extravagant, extreme, given to drink, gluttonous, imbibitory, immoderate, incontinent, indulgent, inordinate, intemperate, osmotic, overindulgent, overindulging, prodigal, resorbent, self-indulgent, soaking, sorbent, sottish, spongeous, spongy, swilling, swinish, thirsty, tippling, too much, toping, unbridled, unconstrained, uncontrolled, undisciplined, unfrugal, unlimited, unmeasured, unrestrained, unthrifty, winebibbing




 


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