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Meaning of SOBRIETY

Pronunciation:  su'brIitee

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  abstaining from excess
  2. [n]  a manner that is serious and solemn
  3. [n]  moderation in or abstinence from alcohol or drugs
  4. [n]  the state of being sober

SOBRIETY is a 8 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: graveness, gravity, soberness, soberness, somberness, temperance
 Antonyms: drunkenness, inebriation, inebriety, intoxication, tipsiness
 See Also: abstinence, earnestness, moderation, serious-mindedness, seriousness, sincerity, stodginess, stuffiness, temperance, temporary state



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\So*bri"e*ty\, n. [L. sobrietas: cf. F. sobri['e]t['e].
See {Sober}.]
1. Habitual soberness or temperance as to the use of
   spirituous liquors; as, a man of sobriety.

         Public sobriety is a relative duty.   --Blackstone.

2. Habitual freedom from enthusiasm, inordinate passion, or
   overheated imagination; calmness; coolness; gravity;
   seriousness; as, the sobriety of riper years.

         Mirth makes them not mad, Nor sobriety sad.

Syn: Soberness; temperance; abstinence; abstemiousness;
     moderation; regularity; steadness; calmness; coolness;
     sober-mindeness; sedateness; staidness; gravity;
     seriousness; solemnity.