dipsomania

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dipsomania

a compulsive desire to drink alcoholic beverages
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He once remarked, beholding Dylan Thomas's dipsomaniacal buffoonery, that Thomas had become "exactly what I would have been if I were not a Catholic." Waugh's faith gave him what he hailed in the Minnesota short-story writer J.F.
Satterthwait and Estrada depict Hemingway at his stereotypical worst, the former configuring him as a clumsy oaf and the latter as a dipsomaniacal bully and philanderer.
The dipsomaniacal Paul regrets the day he picked up the bottle.