Definition of sobriety
: the quality or state of being sober
Examples of sobriety in a sentence
They did a sobriety test on him.
the sobriety of the situation
Origin and Etymology of sobriety
Middle English sobrete, from Anglo-French sobreté, from Latin sobrietat-, sobrietas, from sobrius
First Known Use: 15th century
SOBRIETY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of sobriety for English Language Learners
: the state of not being drunk
: the quality of being serious
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