sobriety


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so·bri·e·ty

 (sə-brī′ĭ-tē, sō-)
n.
The state or condition of being sober: "three years of drug-free sobriety" (Ron Rosenbaum). See Synonyms at abstinence.

[Middle English sobriete, from Old French, from Latin sōbrietās, from sōbrius, sober; see sober.]

sobriety

(səʊˈbraɪətɪ)
n
1. the state or quality of being sober
2. the quality of refraining from excess
3. the quality of being serious or sedate

so•bri•e•ty

(səˈbraɪ ɪ ti, soʊ-)

n.
1. the state or quality of being sober.
2. temperance or moderation, esp. in the use of alcoholic beverages.
3. seriousness or solemnity.
[1375–1425; late Middle English sobrietie (< Old French sobriete) < Latin sōbrietās <sōbri(us) sober];
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sobriety - the state of being sober and not intoxicated by alcoholsobriety - the state of being sober and not intoxicated by alcohol
temporary state - a state that continues for a limited time
2.sobriety - moderation in or abstinence from alcohol or other drugs
temperance, moderation - the trait of avoiding excesses
3.sobriety - a manner that is serious and solemn
serious-mindedness, earnestness, seriousness, sincerity - the trait of being serious; "a lack of solemnity is not necessarily a lack of seriousness"- Robert Rice
stodginess, stuffiness - dull and pompous gravity
4.sobriety - abstaining from excess
abstinence - act or practice of refraining from indulging an appetite

sobriety

noun
2. seriousness, gravity, steadiness, restraint, composure, coolness, calmness, solemnity, reasonableness, level-headedness, staidness, sedateness the values society depends upon, such as honesty, sobriety and trust

sobriety

noun
1. High seriousness of manner or bearing:
2. The practice of refraining from use of alcoholic liquors:
Translations
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sobriety

[səʊˈbraɪətɪ] N
1. (= not being drunk) sobriety test > (US) → prueba f de alcoholemia
2. (= seriousness, sedateness) → seriedad f, sobriedad f
3. (= subdued nature) → sobriedad f, discreción f

sobriety

[səˈbraɪɪəti] n
(= not being drunk) → sobriété f
(= seriousness, sedateness) → sérieux m

sobriety

n
(= not being drunk)Nüchternheit f; she maintained her sobriety for 7 yearssie hat 7 Jahre lang nicht getrunken
(= seriousness, sedateness)Solidität f; (of dress etc)Schlichtheit f, → Dezentheit f; (of colour)Gedecktheit f

sobriety

[səʊˈbraɪətɪ] n
a. (not being drunk) → sobrietà
b. (seriousness, sedateness) → sobrietà, pacatezza

sobriety

n sobriedad f
References in classic literature ?
Thenceforward he pursued that plan, and by zeal and diligence rose to be Chief, and sobriety is unknown in the region subject to his sway.
He was indeed a thoughtless, giddy youth, with little sobriety in his manners, and less in his countenance; and would often very impudently and indecently laugh at his companion for his serious behaviour.
Philolaus introduced the law for the equal distribution of goods; Plato that for the community of women, children, and goods, and also for public tables for the women; and one concerning drunkenness, that they might observe sobriety in their symposiums.
Yet, for all his hardy sobriety and fortitude, there were certain qualities in him which at times affected, and in some cases seemed well nigh to overbalance all the rest.
Up-and-down did it: and the landscape, which had been showing signs of mental aberration in various directions, returned to its normal condition of sobriety with the exception of a small yellowish-brown mouse, which continued to run wildly up and down the road, lashing its tail like a little lion.
I know I haven't much sense or sobriety, but I've got what is ever so much better -- the knack of making people like me.
You see, I'm a better man than you think me; and, what's more, I have serious thoughts of washing my hands of him entirely, and the whole set of 'em, and comporting myself from this day forward with all decency and sobriety, as a Christian and the father of a family should do.
D'Artagnan, who as a Gascon, was inclined to sobriety, seemed not so sure as his friend of the truth of Athos's maxim, but he did his best to keep up with his host.
The posterity of Marmaduke did not escape the common lot of those who depend rather on their hereditary possessions than on their own powers; and in the third generation they had descended to a point below which, in this happy country, it is barely possible for honesty, intellect and sobriety to fall.
As he grew old he attached himself to the son as he had done to the father, and by degrees became a kind of overlooker of a house in which his remarkable integrity, his acknowledged sobriety, and a thousand other virtues useless to enumerate, gave him an eternal place by the fireside, with a right of inspection over the domestics.
As to any "temperance captain" who stood fast to his faith, and refused to give up his sobriety, he might go elsewhere for a market, for he stood no chance with the governor.
Those fifty-one days of fine sailing and intense sobriety had put me in splendid fettle.