dipsomania


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  • noun

Synonyms for dipsomania

an intense persistent desire to drink alcoholic beverages to excess

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A close inspection of Chancre's campaign posters, which are taped to every other cement column despite regulations against campaign literature within a hundred yards of Headquarters, reveals myriad tiny insurrections, such as counterclockwise swirls in the middle of Chancre's pupils, an allusion to his famous nocturnal dipsomania.
His self-indulgence and dipsomania have destroyed his marriage and his relationship with his son.
At anything other than dipsomania, rutting, and self-aggrandisement, they were simply--to employ an obsolescent but useful British acronym--N.
In the 1880 US census, the number of listed mental disorders had jumped to seven: mania, melancholia, monomania, paresis, dementia, dipsomania, and, a little incongruously to modern eyes, epilepsy.
asks Sparrow), and a romanticized Buddhism ("Transcending the ego," Tom Savage observes of Kerouac's dipsomania, "was not intended to mean destroying its container").