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sobriety

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noun so·bri·ety \sə-ˈbrī-ə-tē, sō-\

Simple Definition of sobriety

  • : the state of not being drunk

  • : the quality of being serious

Full Definition of sobriety

  1. :  the quality or state of being sober

Examples of sobriety

  1. They did a sobriety test on him.

  2. the sobriety of the situation



Origin of sobriety

Middle English sobrete, from Anglo-French sobreté, from Latin sobrietat-, sobrietas, from sobrius


First Known Use: 15th century

Rhymes with sobriety



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