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sober not having drunk any alcohol; not intoxicated. [6 definitions]
sober-minded serious or self-controlled; sensible.
sobriety abstinence from alcohol; temperance. [2 definitions]
sobriquet a nickname, esp. an affectionate or comical one.
sob story a tale of personal problems meant to arouse pity in others. [2 definitions]
soc. abbreviation of "society," a group of persons associated for a particular purpose or activity. [2 definitions]
so-called improperly or incorrectly called. [2 definitions]
soccer a game in which two teams of eleven players attempt to advance a ball into an opposing goal by kicking or striking it with body parts other than the hands and arms.
soccer ball the round ball used in the game of soccer.
sociable comfortable and pleasant in social situations; friendly; affable. [2 definitions]
social living in groups or communities instead of alone. [7 definitions]
social climber a person who strives to gain a higher rank in society, usu. by associating with more socially prominent people.
Social Darwinism a late-nineteenth-century social theory in which Darwinism is applied to the understanding of human society, as in the belief of the genetic superiority of some individuals or groups over others. [2 definitions]
Social Democrat a member of any of various Social Democratic parties.
Social Democratic party a German political party based on the economic and political theories of Karl Marx. [2 definitions]
social disease a disease transmitted by social contact, esp. sexual contact. [2 definitions]
social distancing the practice of staying at a somewhat far distance from others in order to lessen the chance of infection from disease.
social engineering the application to social problems of methods that are considered to be similar to those of engineering in their practicality, efficiency, and moral neutrality.
social hierarchy a tiered social structure that is the outcome of unequal distribution of and access to power, resources, and rewards in a particular society or social group.
socialism a political or economic theory in which community members own all property, resources, and the means of production, and control the distribution of goods. [3 definitions]
socialist one who advocates or practices socialism. [3 definitions]