insobriety

noun in·so·bri·ety \ ˌin-sə-ˈbrī-ə-tē , -sō- \

Definition of insobriety

: lack of sobriety or moderation; especially : intemperance in drinking

Examples of insobriety in a Sentence

  1. a short, unhappy life characterized chiefly by insobriety

  2. her once-promising singing career was undermined by insobriety and emotional instability

First Known Use of insobriety

1611

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