Definition of Soberness

1. Noun. The state of being sober and not intoxicated by alcohol.

Exact synonyms: Sobriety
Generic synonyms: Temporary State
Antonyms: Drunkenness
Derivative terms: Sober



2. Noun. A manner that is serious and solemn.
Exact synonyms: Graveness, Gravity, Sobriety, Somberness, Sombreness
Generic synonyms: Earnestness, Serious-mindedness, Seriousness, Sincerity
Specialized synonyms: Stodginess, Stuffiness
Derivative terms: Grave, Grave, Grave, Grave, Sober, Sober, Somber, Sombre

Definition of Soberness

1. n. The quality or state of being sober.

Definition of Soberness

1. Noun. The state or quality of being sober. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Soberness

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Soberness

sobered
sobered up
soberer
soberest
sobering
sobering up
soberingly
soberise
soberised
soberises
soberize
soberized
soberizes
soberizing
soberly
soberness (current term)
sobernesses
sobers
sobers up
sobersided
sobersidedness
sobersides
sobful
sobole
soboles
sobolevite
sobolevskite
soboliferous
sobornost
sobornost'

Literary usage of Soberness

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1. Sermons Preached Before the University of Oxford by University of Oxford (1901)
"AMONG all the qualities of truth none has a higher place in the estimation of St. Paul than its soberness. The story which he had just told must have ..."

2. A Treasury of English Prose by Logan Pearsall Smith (1920)
"ROBERT SOUTH 1634-1716 WORDS OF soberness "I SPEAK the words of soberness," said St. Paul (Acts xxvi, 25), and "I preach the Gospel not with the enticing ..."

3. Report of the Proceedings by Church congress (1871)
"There is one thing that has pleased me very much indeed, and made me say, in all soberness, not wanting to crow over them in any way, that I considered ..."

4. The Acts of the Apostles by Thomas Ethelbert Page, Arthur Sumner Walpole (1895)
"But he said, I am not mad, most noble Festus; but speak forth 26 the words of truth and soberness. For the king knoweth of these things, before whom also I ..."

5. Posthumous Works of the Rev. Thomas Chalmers by Thomas Chalmers (1849)
"To their perverted minds he has, turned the preaching of Christ into foolishness, and given to the words of truth and soberness the colouring of a ..."

6. A Plea for the West by Lyman Beecher (1835)
"... and both the religious and the political papers are beginning to lay aside the language of asperity and to speak the words of truth and soberness. ..."

7. John Marshall: Life, Character and Judicial Services as Portrayed in the by John Forrest Dillon (1903)
"These are not words of professional enthusiasm or patriotic zeal, but are (as I trust this address will show) words of truth and soberness. ..."

8. Conversations with Children on the Gospels by Amos Bronson Alcott (1837)
"Seriousness and soberness. — Eloquence. — Spiritual Perversion. — Spiritual Doctrine.— Agency of Faith.—Thought und Language. — Genius. ..."

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