sobriety

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noun so·bri·ety \sə-ˈbrī-ə-tē, sō-\

Definition of sobriety

  1. :  the quality or state of being sober

Examples of sobriety in a sentence

  1. They did a sobriety test on him.

  2. 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

sobriety

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noun so·bri·ety \sə-ˈbrī-ə-tē, sō-\

Definition of sobriety for English Language Learners

  • : the state of not being drunk

  • : the quality of being serious



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