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sober

so·ber

sober

 
 
pronunciation:
so br
parts of speech:
adjective, verb
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: not drunk; not intoxicated.
When he was sober, he was nice to be with.
antonyms:
drunk
definition 2: serious or full of thought; solemn.
She had a sober attitude toward work and family.
synonyms:
serious, solemn, steady, thoughtful
antonyms:
frivolous, gay, giddy
similar words:
careful, earnest, grave, moderate, practical, profound, prudent, rational, reasonable, responsible, sane, sensible, solid, somber, straight, temperate
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: sobered, sobering, sobers
definition: to make or become sober (often followed by "up").
His war experience sobered him.She sobered up after many years of drinking.
similar words:
abstain, moderate, straighten out
derivations: soberingly (adv.), soberly (adv.), soberness (n.)
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