Crossword clues for sottish
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Sottish \Sot"tish\, a. [From Sot.] Like a sot; doltish; very foolish; drunken.
How ignorant are sottish pretenders to astrology!
Syn: Dull; stupid; senseless; doltish; infatuate. [1913 Webster] -- Sot"tish*ly, adv. -- Sot"tish*ness, n.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
1560s, "foolish," from sot (-) + -ish. From 1630s as "drunken." Related: sottishly; sottishness.
a. 1 alcoholic, drinking heavily 2 drunk 3 foolish, stupid, senseless
Usage examples of "sottish".
To what lengths he went then in that drunken humour I shall not offend my readers by relating, but shall only say that he was so drunk and sottish that he had a very imperfect recollection of what had passed when he woke the next morning.
I cannot but feel myself persuaded that when the benefits of vegetable diet are mathematically proved, when it is as clear that those who live naturally are exempt from premature death as that nine is not one, the most sottish of mankind will feel a preference towards a long and tranquil, contrasted with a short and painful, life.
Dream Mere poets are as sottish as mere drunkards are, who live in a continual mist, without seeing or judging anything clearly.
They were so sunk in sottish stupidity, nothing was likely to knock sense into their thick skulls.
Wanted to see you before that sottish husband of mine had you thrown to his boars or his dogs or whatever unoriginal way of chilling he picks.
Believe me, there is nothing in all this noise, that thou hast heard of these sottish men, but a design to beguile thee of thy salvation, by turning thee from the way in which I had set thee.
If you would have the great kindness to get rid of that sottish friend of yours I should be exceedingly glad to have a little talk with you.
Those picturesque villages are generally the perennial hotbeds of fever and ague, of squalid penury, sottish profligacy, dull discontent too stale for words.
He also told me that Widamer had already, even earlier that morning, departed for Aquitania, without having done more than chuckle indulgently about my sottish impropriety.
Oldest daughter of a drunken father who held on to his job as manager of a lumber store by his fingernails and the fact that he was white, and of a hardworking mother who ran a moderately successful millinery shop, Letitia had nursed and raised her siblings, cooked and cleaned for all the family, coped with her sottish father when her mother could not, and spent her free time stitching in the hat shop.
Gabriel strove to restrain himself from breaking out into brutal language about the sottish Malins and his pound.
Man, though born in a state of deplorable helplessness and sottish ignorance, is inherently dowered with certain rudimentary talents.