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The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
  • adj. Habitually abstemious in the use of alcoholic liquors or drugs; temperate.
  • adj. Not intoxicated or affected by the use of drugs.
  • adj. Plain or subdued: sober attire.
  • adj. Devoid of frivolity, excess, exaggeration, or speculative imagination; straightforward: gave a sober assessment of the situation.
  • adj. Marked by seriousness, gravity, or solemnity of conduct or character. See Synonyms at serious.
  • adj. Marked by circumspection and self-restraint.
  • v. To make or become sober.
  • Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
  • adj. not drunk; not intoxicated
  • adj. not given to excessive drinking of alcohol;
  • adj. in character; moderate; realistic; serious; not playful; not passionate; cool; self-controlled
  • adj. dull; not bright or colorful;
  • v. To make or become sober.
  • v. To overcome or lose a state of intoxication.
  • the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
  • adj. Temperate in the use of spirituous liquors; habitually temperate.
  • adj. Not intoxicated or excited by spirituous liquors.
  • adj. Not mad or insane; not wild, visionary, or heated with passion; exercising cool, dispassionate reason; self-controlled; self-possessed.
  • adj. Not proceeding from, or attended with, passion; calm
  • adj. Serious or subdued in demeanor, habit, appearance, or color; solemn; grave; sedate.
  • v. To make sober.
  • verb-intransitive. To become sober; -- often with down.
  • The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Free from the influence of intoxicating liquors; not drunk; unintoxicated.
  • Habitually temperate in the use of liquor; not given to the use of strong or much drink.
  • Temperate in general character or habit; free from excess; avoiding extremes; moderate.
  • Guided or tempered by reason; rational; sensible; sane; sound; dispassionate; commonplace.
  • Free from violence or tumult: serene; calm; tranquil; self-controlled.
  • Modest; demure; sedate; staid; dignified; serious; grave; solemn.
  • Plain or simple in color; somber; dull.
  • Little; small; mean; poor; weak.
  • = Syn. 3–5. Cool, collected, unimpassioned, steady, staid, somber. Sober differs from the words compared under grave in expressing the absence of exhilaration or excitement, whether physical, mental, or spiritual, whether beneficial or harmful.
  • To make sober; free from intoxication.
  • To mitigate; assuage; soften; restrain.
  • To make serious, grave, or sad: often followed by down.
  • To become sober, in any sense of the word.
  • WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
  • adj. completely lacking in playfulness
  • v. become sober after excessive alcohol consumption
  • v. cause to become sober
  • v. become more realistic
  • adj. not affected by a chemical substance (especially alcohol)
  • adj. lacking brightness or color; dull
  • adj. dignified and somber in manner or character and committed to keeping promises
  • Equivalent
    Verb Form
    sobered    sobering    sobers   
    Words that are more generic or abstract
    get    become    go    change    modify    alter   
    Cross Reference
    moderate    dull    serious    abstemious    calm    actual    matter-of-fact    teetotaller   
    sobered    sobering   
    Words with the same meaning
    calm    cool    solemn    unimpassioned    temperate    regular    collected    moderate    sedate    grave   
    Words with the same terminal sound
    Kroeber    October   
    Same Context
    Words that are found in similar contexts
    thoughtful    serious    careful    quiet    respectable    manly    amiable    pious