Definitions for Sobrietysəˈbraɪ ɪ ti, soʊ-
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
so•bri•e•tysəˈbraɪ ɪ ti, soʊ-(n.)
the state or quality of being sober.
temperance or moderation, esp. in the use of alcoholic beverages.
seriousness or solemnity.
Origin of sobriety:
1375–1425; late ME sobrietie (< OF sobriete) < L sōbrietās <sōbri(us)sober
the state of being sober and not intoxicated by alcohol
moderation in or abstinence from alcohol or other drugs
graveness, gravity, sobriety, soberness, somberness, sombreness(noun)
a manner that is serious and solemn
abstaining from excess
The quality or state of being sober.
The quality or state of not being intoxicated.
habitual soberness or temperance as to the use of spirituous liquors; as, a man of sobriety
habitual freedom from enthusiasm, inordinate passion, or overheated imagination; calmness; coolness; gravity; seriousness; as, the sobriety of riper years