Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun alcoholic

1 sense of alcoholic

Sense 1
alcoholic, alky, dipsomaniac, boozer, lush, soaker, souse -- (a person who drinks alcohol to excess habitually)
       => drunkard, drunk, rummy, sot, inebriate, wino -- (a chronic drinker)

Antonyms of adj alcoholic

2 senses of alcoholic

Sense 1
alcoholic (vs. nonalcoholic) -- (characteristic of or containing alcohol; "alcoholic drinks")

nonalcoholic (vs. alcoholic) -- (characterized by the absence of alcohol; "nonalcoholic beverages")

Sense 2
alcoholic, alcohol-dependent -- (addicted to alcohol; "alcoholic expatriates in Paris"- Carl Van Doren)

INDIRECT (VIA addicted) -> unaddicted -- (not addicted)

Similarity of adj alcoholic

2 senses of alcoholic

Sense 1
alcoholic (vs. nonalcoholic) -- (characteristic of or containing alcohol; "alcoholic drinks")
       => dry -- (having a large proportion of strong liquor; "a very dry martini is almost straight gin")
       => hard, strong -- (being distilled rather than fermented; having a high alcoholic content; "hard liquor")
       => intoxicant, intoxicating -- (causing)
       => spirituous, spiritous -- (containing or of the nature of alcohol; "spiritous beverages"; "spirituous liquors")
       => wet -- (consisting of or trading in alcoholic liquor; "a wet cargo"; "a wet canteen")

Sense 2
alcoholic, alcohol-dependent -- (addicted to alcohol; "alcoholic expatriates in Paris"- Carl Van Doren)
       => addicted (vs. unaddicted) -- (compulsively or physiologically dependent on something habit-forming; "she is addicted to chocolate"; "addicted to cocaine")

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