Soberness



adjective, soberer, soberest.
1.
not intoxicated or drunk.
2.
habitually temperate, especially in the use of liquor.
3.
quiet or sedate in demeanor, as persons.
4.
marked by seriousness, gravity, solemnity, etc., as of demeanor, speech, etc.:
a sober occasion.
5.
subdued in tone, as color; not gay or showy, as clothes.
6.
free from excess, extravagance, or exaggeration:
sober facts.
7.
showing self-control:
sober restraint.
8.
sane or rational:
a sober solution to the problem.
verb (used with or without object)
9.
to make or become sober: (often followed by up).
adjective
1.
not drunk
2.
not given to excessive indulgence in drink or any other activity
3.
sedate and rational: a sober attitude to a problem
4.
(of colours) plain and dull or subdued
5.
free from exaggeration or speculation: he told us the sober truth
verb
6.
(usually foll by up) to make or become less intoxicated, reckless, etc
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