sober

sober
1. adjective
1)

the driver was clearly sober

Syn:
not drunk, clearheaded; teetotal, abstinent, abstemious, dry; informal on the wagon
Ant:
drunk
2)

a sober view of life

Syn:
serious, solemn, sensible, thoughtful, grave, somber, staid, levelheaded, businesslike, down-to-earth, commonsensical, pragmatic, conservative; unemotional, dispassionate, objective, matter-of-fact, no-nonsense, rational, logical, straightforward
Ant:
frivolous
3)

a sober suit

Syn:
somber, subdued, severe; conventional, traditional, quiet, drab, plain
Ant:
flamboyant
2. verb
1)

I ought to sober up

Syn:
quit drinking, dry out, become sober
2)

his expression sobered her

Syn:
make serious, subdue, calm down, quiet, steady; bring down to earth, make someone stop and think, give someone pause for thought

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  • sober — 1 Sober, temperate, continent, unimpassioned can mean having or manifesting self control or the mastery of one s emotions, passions, or appetites. Sober basically describes moderation in the use of food and drink and often specifically implies… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

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  • sober — [adj1] not partaking of alcohol abstaining, abstemious, abstinent, ascetic, calm, clear headed, cold sober*, continent, controlled, dry, moderate, nonindulgent, not drunk, on the wagon*, restrained, sedate, self possessed, serious, steady,… …   New thesaurus

  • sober — ► ADJECTIVE (soberer, soberest) 1) not affected by alcohol; not drunk. 2) serious; thoughtful. 3) (of a colour) not bright or conspicuous. ► VERB 1) (usu. sober up) make or become sober after drinking alcohol …   English terms dictionary

  • sober — [sō′bər] adj. [ME sobre < OFr < L sobrius < so(d) , var. of se(d) , without + ebrius, drunk] 1. temperate or sparing in the use of alcoholic liquor 2. not drunk 3. temperate in any way; not extreme or extravagant 4. serious, solemn,… …   English World dictionary

  • Sober — So ber, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Sobered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Sobering}.] To make sober. [1913 Webster] There shallow draughts intoxicate the brain, And drinking largely sobers us again. Pope. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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