- Although wine is esteemed as a gift [[➝ gifts]] of God in both OT (Isa. 55:1–5) and NT (1 Tim. 5:23) and is used in family worship (Deut. 14:26) and in the Christian Eucharist (1 Cor. 11:26), over-indulgence is condemned (Gen. 9:20–7; Gal. 5:21), for the injustice and irresponsibility it caused (e.g. Luke 12:45). However, Jeremiah once compared himself, the prophet, overcome by the holy words of the Lord, to a drunkard overcome with wine (Jer. 23:9), and the same comparison is even made of God (Ps. 78:65).
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DRUNKENNESS — (Heb. שִׁכָּרוֹן, shikkaron). In the Bible Biblical, apocryphal, and ancient Near Eastern references make it clear that, far from being condemned, the use of alcoholic beverages was regarded by Jews and others as a necessary (Ecclus. 39:26;… … Encyclopedia of Judaism
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Drunkenness — Drunk en*ness, n. 1. The state of being drunken with, or as with, alcoholic liquor; intoxication; inebriety; used of the casual state or the habit. [1913 Webster] The Lacedemonians trained up their children to hate drunkenness by bringing a… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
drunkenness — index dipsomania, inebriation Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 drunkenness … Law dictionary
drunkenness — O.E. druncennysse; see DRUNKEN (Cf. drunken) + NESS (Cf. ness) … Etymology dictionary
Drunkenness — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Drunkenness >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 drunkenness drunkenness &c. >Adj. Sgm: N 1 intemperance intemperance Sgm: N 1 drinking drinking &c. >V. Sgm: N 1 inebriety inebriety inebriation Sgm … English dictionary for students
drunkenness — noun his bouts of drunkenness Syn: intoxication, inebriation, insobriety, tipsiness, impairment; intemperance, overindulgence, debauchery; heavy drinking, alcoholism, dipsomania … Thesaurus of popular words
drunkenness — State of intoxication. The condition of a person whose mind is affected by the consumption of intoxicating drinks; the state of one who is drunk. The effect produced upon the mind or body by drinking intoxicating liquors to such an extent that… … Black's law dictionary
drunkenness — That state or condition of a person which inevitably follows from taking excessive quantities of an intoxicant, meaning to some men the condition of being under the influence of an intoxicant to such an extent as to render one helpless, to others … Ballentine's law dictionary
drunkenness — noun see drunken … New Collegiate Dictionary
drunkenness — See drunkenly. * * * … Universalium