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sobriety

sobriety

noun so·bri·ety \sə-ˈbrī-ə-tē, sō-\

: the state of not being drunk

: the quality of being serious

Full Definition of SOBRIETY

:  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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