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English noun: sobriety

1. sobriety (state) the state of being sober and not intoxicated by alcohol


Synonymssoberness


Broader (hypernym)temporary state


Antonymsdrunkenness, inebriety, insobriety, tipsiness, inebriation, intoxication

2. sobriety (attribute) moderation in or abstinence from alcohol or other drugs


Synonymsdryness


Broader (hypernym)moderation, temperance

3. sobriety (attribute) a manner that is serious and solemn


Synonymsgraveness, gravity, soberness, somberness, sombreness


Broader (hypernym)earnestness, serious-mindedness, seriousness, sincerity


Narrower (hyponym)stodginess, stuffiness

4. sobriety (act) abstaining from excess


Synonymstemperance


Broader (hypernym)abstinence









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