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Definition of "sober" []

  • Habitually abstemious in the use of alcoholic liquors or drugs; temperate. (adjective)
  • Not intoxicated or affected by the use of drugs. (adjective)
  • Plain or subdued: sober attire. (adjective)
  • Devoid of frivolity, excess, exaggeration, or speculative imagination; straightforward: gave a sober assessment of the situation. (adjective)
  • Marked by seriousness, gravity, or solemnity of conduct or character. See Synonyms at serious. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "sober" in a sentence
  • "I can't use the word sober because that's a term from those people, and I have cleansed myself."
  • "The phrase sober judgment emphasizes most graphically the idea of “not being drunk” or under some influence that would warp your perception of yourself."
  • "I can't use the word 'sober' because that's a term from those people, and I have cleansed myself."