1. marked by intemperance, especially in eating and drinking (e.g. “What a poor, ignorant, malicious, short-sighted, crapulous mass.” – John Adams writing on Thomas Paine’s “Common Sense“)
2. sick from excessive indulgence in liquor (e.g. “I feel positively crapulous, I really shouldn’t have had that fifth Martini.”)
Etymology: From Latin crapulosus (“drunken”), from crapula (“intoxication”), from Ancient Greek κραιπάλη (kraipalē, “intoxication, hangover”)
Synonym: “crapulent” (exhibiting or relating to crapulence), from the same Latin root.
Suggestion: next time you’ve had a little too much to drink, consider using “crapulous” instead of describing your condition as sloshed, plastered, tanked, trashed, wasted or pissed.