sobering

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adjective so·ber·ing \ˈsō-b(ə-)riŋ\

Definition of sobering

  1. :  tending to make one thoughtful or sober

Examples of sobering in a Sentence

  1. His death is a sobering reminder of the dangers of mountaineering.

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First Known Use of sobering

1816


SOBERING Defined for English Language Learners

sobering

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Definition of sobering for English Language Learners

  • : making you feel serious and thoughtful


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