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English noun: sobriety

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


Broader (hypernym)temporary state

Antonymsdrunkenness, inebriety, insobriety, tipsiness, inebriation, intoxication

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


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


Broader (hypernym)abstinence

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