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Definition of "sottish" []

  • Stupefied from or as if from drink. (adjective)
  • Tending to drink excessively. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "sottish" in a sentence
  • "For this we have been called a sottish, an insatiable, and tumultuous people -- and to punish us for this offence the world has been told we deserve all those horrible calamities which, year after year, since that time have been inflicted on us!"
  • "After the spirit of Covetousness has secured the bounties and luxuries of this life, the "sottish" Ahaz (Possessor) turns to the worship of Rimmon (Pomegranate), a god of agriculture and the fit representative of Gluttony."
  • "Elsewhere, an army of male admirers, with their expressions of longing for sottish outbursts and fleshy curves in slips, echoes not only Paglia's wonderful 1992 essay on "pre-feminist" Taylor, "Hollywood's Pagan Queen", but the lamentations of the officially flesh-hating Vogue, which now declares that the woman, with all her absurd rocks, furs and white hotpants, is a fashion icon as well as a sex siren."