Definitions for soberness

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

so•ber*ˈsoʊ bər(adj.; v.)-ber•er, -ber•est

  1. (adj.)not drunk.

  2. habitually temperate, esp. in the use of liquor.

  3. quiet or sedate in demeanor:

    a serious, sober couple.

  4. marked by seriousness, solemnity, etc.:

    a sober occasion.

  5. subdued in tone, as color; not flashy or showy, as clothes.

  6. free from excess, extravagance, or exaggeration:

    sober facts.

  7. showing self-control:

    sober restraint.

  8. sane or rational.

  9. (v.i.)to make or become sober (often fol. by up).

* Syn: See grave2.

Origin of sober:

1300–50; ME sobre < OF < L sōbrius


Princeton's WordNet

  1. soberness, sobriety(noun)

    the state of being sober and not intoxicated by alcohol

  2. graveness, gravity, sobriety, soberness, somberness, sombreness(noun)

    a manner that is serious and solemn


  1. soberness(Noun)

    The state or quality of being sober.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Soberness(noun)

    the quality or state of being sober

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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


the quality which a thing, person etc has when sober

soberness of mind.

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