Definition of Sobriety

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

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



2. Noun. Moderation in or abstinence from alcohol or other drugs.
Exact synonyms: Dryness
Generic synonyms: Moderation, Temperance
Derivative terms: Dry

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

4. Noun. Abstaining from excess.
Exact synonyms: Temperance
Generic synonyms: Abstinence

Definition of Sobriety

1. n. Habitual soberness or temperance as to the use of spirituous liquors; as, a man of sobriety.

Definition of Sobriety

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

2. Noun. (rfd-redundant) The quality or state of not being intoxicated. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Sobriety

1. the quality or state of being sober [n -ETIES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sobriety

sobers up
sobersided
sobersidedness
sobersides
sobful
sobole
soboles
sobolevite
sobolevskite
soboliferous
sobornost
sobornost'
sobralia
sobre-vest
sobrieties
sobriety (current term)
sobriquet
sobriquets
sobs
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soc.
soca
socage
socager
socagers
socages
socaloin
socas
socca
soccage

Literary usage of Sobriety

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1. The Whole Works of the Right Rev. Jeremy Taylor by Jeremy Taylor, Charles Page Eden, Reginald Heber, Alexander Taylor (1850)
"Degrees of sobriety. First, a despite or disaffection to ... Against this voluptuousness sobriety is opposed in three degrees. Secondly, a fight and actual ..."

2. Thesaurus of English words and phrases by Peter Mark Roget, Samuel Romilly Roget (1879)
"Я. sobriety; teetotalism. water-drinker; teetotal-er, -ist; abstainer, Good Templar, band of hope. V. take the pledge. Adj. sober, - аз a judge. 959. ..."

3. The Whole Works of the Right Rev. Jeremy Taylor...: With an Essay by Jeremy Taylor (1851)
"sobriety, 2. Justice, 3. Religion. " For the grace of God bringing salvation hath appeared to all men, teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly ..."

4. The Twentieth Century by Caroline Farrar Ware (1908)
"WILL THE LICENSING BILL PROMOTE sobriety? THE arguments and statements which Mr. Pratt repeats in the April number of this Eeview in support of his ..."

5. The Control of the Drink Trade: A Contribution to National Efficiency, 1915-1917 by Henry Carter (1918)
"The effect on national sobriety of the operations of the Board can be illustrated in another way, namely, by the judgment of competent observers in official ..."

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