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Definition of "sobriety" [so•bri•e•ty]

  • Gravity in bearing, manner, or treatment. (noun)
  • Moderation in or abstinence from consumption of alcoholic liquor or use of drugs: "three years of drug-free sobriety” ( Ron Rosenbaum). See Synonyms at abstinence. (noun)

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 "sobriety" in a sentence
  • ""It's common for someone who had long-term sobriety, and then a relapse, to decide traditional rehab is not for them.""
  • "House in pain, having to wrestle with sobriety is going to be a priceless ass."
  • "By the way, no, I havent stayed sober that long, but my failure to achieve long-term sobriety is just thatmy failurenot the failure of the program."