sobering


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so·ber

 (sō′bər)
adj. so·ber·er, so·ber·est
1. Not intoxicated or affected by the use of alcohol or drugs.
2. Abstaining from or habitually abstemious in the use of alcoholic drink or other intoxicants: a former addict who has been sober for 10 years.
3. Straightforward and serious; not exaggerated, emotional, or silly: gave a sober assessment of the situation.
4. Serious or staid in character or conduct: Sober people refrained from making a judgment until all the facts came out. See Synonyms at serious.
5. Plain or subdued, as in decoration: sober attire.
tr. & intr.v. so·bered, so·ber·ing, so·bers
To make or become sober: "He could not be dissuaded and set off again on his foolish way while we headed north, saddened and sobered by his recklessness, and by the waste of his hours" (Rick Bass).
Phrasal Verb:
sober up
1. To make or become free from intoxication: sobered herself up after the party; tried to sober up with coffee.
2. To make or become free from habitual intoxication: He has been trying to sober up for years.

[Middle English sobre, temperate, not inebriated, from Old French, from Latin sōbrius; see s(w)e- in Indo-European roots.]

so′ber·ly adv.
so′ber·ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.sobering - tending to make sober or more serious; "the news had a sobering effect"
serious - concerned with work or important matters rather than play or trivialities; "a serious student of history"; "a serious attempt to learn to ski"; "gave me a serious look"; "a serious young man"; "are you serious or joking?"; "Don't be so serious!"

sobering

Translations
vedoucí k střízlivosti
tankevækkende
kijózanító
sem kemur manni niîur á jörîina
aklını başına getiren

sobering

[ˈsəʊbərɪŋ] ADJ it had a sobering effect on mefue aleccionador
it's a sobering thoughtda que pensar

sobering

[ˈsəʊbərɪŋ] adj
a sobering thought → quelque chose qui donne à réfléchir
it's a sobering thought → cela donne à réfléchir
to have a sobering effect on sb → donner à réfléchir à qn

sobering

adj effect, experience, thoughternüchternd

sober

(ˈsəubə) adjective
1. not drunk. He was still sober when he left.
2. serious in mind. a sober mood.
3. (of colour) not bright. She wore a sober (grey) dress.
4. moderate; not overdone or too emotional. His account of the accident was factual and sober.
ˈsobering adjective
a sobering experience/thought.
ˈsoberly adverb
ˈsoberness noun
the quality which a thing, person etc has when sober. soberness of mind.
sober up
to make or become (more) sober.
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