a.1.Temperate in the use of spirituous liquors; habitually temperate; as, a sober man.
That we may hereafter live a godly, righteous, and sober life, to the glory of Thy holy name.
- Bk. of Com. Prayer.
2.Not intoxicated or excited by spirituous liquors; as, the sot may at times be sober.
3.Not mad or insane; not wild, visionary, or heated with passion; exercising cool, dispassionate reason; self-controlled; self-possessed.
4.Not proceeding from, or attended with, passion; calm; as, sober judgment; a man in his sober senses.
5.Serious or subdued in demeanor, habit, appearance, or color; solemn; grave; sedate.
What parts gay France from sober Spain?
- Prior.
See her sober over a sampler, or gay over a jointed baby.
- Pope.
v. t.1.To make sober.
[imp. & p. p. Sobered ; p. pr. & vb. n. Sobering.]
v. i.1.To become sober; - often with down.
Vance gradually sobered down.
- Ld. Lytton.
Verb1.sober - cause to become sober; "A sobering thought"
2.sober - become more realistic; "After thinking about the potential consequences of his plan, he sobered up"
Synonyms: sober up
3.sober - become sober after excessive alcohol consumption; "Keep him in bed until he sobers up"
Synonyms: sober up
Adj.1.sober - not affected by a chemical substance (especially alcohol)
drunk, inebriated, intoxicated - stupefied or excited by a chemical substance (especially alcohol); "a noisy crowd of intoxicated sailors"; "helplessly inebriated"
2.sober - dignified and somber in manner or character and committed to keeping promises; "a grave God-fearing man"; "a quiet sedate nature"; "as sober as a judge"; "a solemn promise"; "the judge was solemn as he pronounced sentence"
Synonyms: grave, solemn, sedate
3.sober - lacking brightness or color; dull; "drab faded curtains"; "sober Puritan gray"; "children in somber brown clothes"
Synonyms: drab, somber, sombre
4.sober - completely lacking in playfulness
Synonyms: unplayful, serious
Quaker-colored, Spartan, abstaining, abstentious, abstinent, acier, aristocratic, ascetic, ashen, ashy, august, austere, awe-inspiring, balanced, bald, bare, blackish, bland, calm, candid, canescent, cinereous, cinerous, cogitative, cognitive, cold sober, collected, colorless, common, commonplace, commonsense, composed, concentrating, concentrative, conceptive, conceptual, conceptualized, constrained, contemplating, contemplative, continent, controlled, cool, coolheaded, courtly, creamy, dapple, dapple-gray, dappled, dappled-gray, dark, dark-colored, darkish, darksome, decorous, deliberating, deliberative, delicate, demure, detoxify, dignified, dingy, direct, disciplined, dismal, dispassionate, dove-colored, dove-gray, down-to-earth, drab, dreary, dry, dull, dusk, dusky, dusty, eggshell, eschewing, excogitating, fatal, fateful, flat, forbearing, forgoing, formal, formidable, frank, frowning, frugal, funereal, gentle, glaucescent, glaucous, gloss, grand, gray, gray-black, gray-brown, gray-colored, gray-drab, gray-green, gray-spotted, gray-toned, gray-white, grayed, grayish, grim, grim-faced, grim-visaged, griseous, grizzle, grizzled, grizzly, hard, hard-boiled, hardheaded, heavy, homely, homespun, ideative, imperturbable, imposing, inhibited, introspective, iridescent, iron-gray, judicious, kingly, lead-gray, leaden, lean, level-headed, levelheaded, light, livid, logical, long-faced, lordly, low-key, magisterial, majestic, matter-of-fact, measured, meditating, meditative, mellow, mental, mild, mild as milk, moderate, mother-of-pearl, mouse-colored, mouse-gray, mousy, museful, musing, nacreous, natural, neat, neutral, nigrescent, no-nonsense, noble, noetic, nonviolent, opalescent, open, pacifistic, pale, pastel, patinaed, peaceable, peaceful, pearl, pearl-gray, pearly, pensive, philosophical, placid, plain, plain-speaking, plain-spoken, pondering, portentous, practical, pragmatic, prehensive, princely, proper, prosaic, prosing, prosy, prudent, pure, queenly, quiet, rational, realistic, reasonable, recover, reflecting, reflective, refraining, regal, repressed, reserved, restrained, royal, ruminant, ruminating, ruminative, rustic, sad, sane, self-controlled, self-disciplined, self-possessed, semigloss, sensible, serene, severe, silver, silver-gray, silvered, silvery, simple, simple-speaking, slate-colored, slaty, smoke-gray, smoky, sober-minded, sobersided, soft, soft-colored, soft-hued, softened, somber, sombrous, sound, spare, sparing, speculative, stark, stately, statuesque, steady, steel-gray, steely, stinting, stone-colored, stone-faced, straight-faced, straightforward, subdued, subtle, swart, swarthy, sweet, tame, taupe, teetotal, temperate, tender, thinking, thought, thoughtful, together, tranquil, unadorned, unaffected, undrunk, undrunken, unexcited, unflustered, unidealistic, unimaginative, unimpassioned, uninebriate, uninebrious, unintoxicated, unperturbed, unpoetical, unruffled, unsmiling, untipsy, unvarnished, venerable, weighty, well-balanced, wistful, worthy
Translate Sober to Spanish, Translate Sober to German, Translate Sober to French
soapwort gentian
Soar falcon
soar up
soar upwards
sob sister
sob story
sob stuff
-- Sober --
sober up
Soc and sac
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