insobriety

noun
in·​so·​bri·​ety | \ ˌin-sə-ˈbrī-ə-tē How to pronounce insobriety (audio) , -sō- \

Definition of insobriety

: lack of sobriety or moderation especially : intemperance in drinking

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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, baltimoresun.com, "Drunken driver who struck, killed Columbia man on I-95 sentenced to 18 months for manslaughter," 26 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of insobriety

1611, in the meaning defined above

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“Insobriety.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/insobriety. Accessed 16 Apr. 2021.

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