in·​so·​bri·​ety ˌin-sə-ˈbrī-ə-tē How to pronounce insobriety (audio)
: lack of sobriety or moderation
especially : intemperance in drinking

Examples of insobriety in a Sentence

a short, unhappy life characterized chiefly by insobriety her once-promising singing career was undermined by insobriety and emotional instability
Recent Examples on the Web Morel-Cruz stayed at the scene, where he was arrested after officers determined his insobriety with field tests. Taylor Deville,, 26 Oct. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1611, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of insobriety was in 1611

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“Insobriety.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Dec. 2023.

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