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Definitions and Synonyms of sober | Another word for sober | What is sober?

Definition 1: become sober after excessive alcohol consumption - [verb of change]

Samples where sober or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Keep him in bed until he sobers up

Synonyms for sober in the sense of this definition

(sober is a kind of ...) enter or assume a certain state or condition

"He became annoyed when he heard the bad news" "It must be getting more serious" "her face went red with anger" "She went into ecstasy" "Get going!"

(sober implies ...) consume alcohol

"We were up drinking all night"

Definition 2: become more realistic - [verb of change]

Samples where sober or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • After thinking about the potential consequences of his plan, he sobered up

Synonyms for sober in the sense of this definition

(sober is a kind of ...) enter or assume a certain state or condition

"He became annoyed when he heard the bad news" "It must be getting more serious" "her face went red with anger" "She went into ecstasy" "Get going!"

Definition 3: cause to become sober - [verb of change]

Samples where sober or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • A sobering thought

(sober is a kind of ...) cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

"The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city" "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"

Definition 4: not affected by a chemical substance (especially alcohol) - [adjective denoting all]

(sober is similar to ...) totally sober

(sober is similar to ...) characteristic of a person not taking illegal drugs or of a place where no illegal drugs are used

(sober is similar to ...) practicing complete abstinence from alcoholic beverages

"he's been dry for ten years" "no thank you; I happen to be teetotal"

(sober is similar to ...) not inebriated

Definition 5: completely lacking in playfulness - [adjective denoting all]

Synonyms for sober in the sense of this definition

(... are attributes of sober) a disposition to find (or make) causes for amusement

"her playfulness surprised me" "he was fun to be with"

Definition 6: lacking brightness or color; dull - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where sober or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • drab faded curtains
  • sober Puritan grey
  • children in somber brown clothes

Synonyms for sober in the sense of this definition

(sober is similar to ...) weak in color; not colorful

Definition 7: dignified and somber in manner or character and committed to keeping promises - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where sober or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a grave God-fearing man
  • a quiet sedate nature
  • as sober as a judge
  • a solemn promise
  • the judge was solemn as he pronounced sentence

Synonyms for sober in the sense of this definition

(sober is similar to ...) concerned with work or important matters rather than play or trivialities

"a serious student of history" "a serious attempt to learn to ski" "gave me a serious look" "a serious young man" "are you serious or joking?" "Don't be so serious!"

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