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bibulous

[bib-yuh-luh s]

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adjective
  1. fond of or addicted to drink.
  2. absorbent; spongy.
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Origin of bibulous

1665–75; < Latin bibulus (bib(ere) to drink (cognate with Sanskrit píbati (he) drinks) + -ulus -ulous )
Related formsbib·u·lous·ly, adverbbib·u·lous·ness, bib·u·los·i·ty [bib-yuhlos-i-tee] /ˌbɪb yəˈlɒs ɪ ti/, nounnon·bib·u·lous, adjectivenon·bib·u·lous·ly, adverbnon·bib·u·lous·ness, nounun·bib·u·lous, adjectiveun·bib·u·lous·ly, adverbun·bib·u·lous·ness, noun
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Related Words for bibulous

absorptive , permeable , porous , spongy , alcoholic , boozy , sottish


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  • His mind strayed back to Ralston, and to the bibulous explorer.

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  • But this we leave to the bibulous, and go on with the story.

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  • In a general way we attributed it to the bibulous set at the Corners.

    When Life Was Young

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  • The bibulous passenger was severely shaken, but very dignified.

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  • I shall waste my talents intellectual and bibulous on him no longer.

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British Dictionary definitions for bibulous

bibulous

adjective
  1. addicted to alcohol
Derived Formsbibulously, adverbbibulousness, noun

Word Origin for bibulous

C17: from Latin bibulus, from bibere to drink
Collins English Dictionary – Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for bibulous
adj.

1670s, “spongy, absorbent,” from Latin bibulus “drinking readily, given to drink;” of things, “absorbent; moistened,” from bibere “to drink” (see imbibe ). Meaning “fond of drink” attested in English by 1861.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

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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:
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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”

boozy , drunken , sottish
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:

absorbent , absorptive , assimilative .
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bibulous

[ˈbɪbjʊləs] ADJ bebedor , borrachín

bibulous

adj (form) person trunksüchtig

bibulous

[ˈbɪbjʊləs] adj (hum) → avvinazzato/a

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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.

Bartenders are looking beyond pre-Prohibition classics to other eras for bibulous inspiration.

Not my cup of scotch, but the crowd in Poblacion is a bibulous lot, and I could see a bar doing very well in the area.

On the 90th day, the above-ground parts of tomato plants were harvested, rinsed with distilled water and dried the surface using bibulous paper, then, the average weight and height of the plants’ shoot for each treatment were measured.

One 1934 Los Angeles Times article read, “the country has been shocked, if not sobered, by the alarming rate of increase of traffic casualties directly traceable to the effects of hard liquor on bibulous automobile drivers.

In it we read an amusing passage that briefly describes how, according to “les bons compaignons,” “la chaleur naturelle” (36) (363; which Prior reworks as “Alma”) rises from the feet in infancy to the throat in old age (thus explaining the bibulous proclivities that supposedly characterize the elderly).

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.

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