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SOBRIETY

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does sobriety mean? 

SOBRIETY (noun)
  The noun SOBRIETY has 4 senses:

1. the state of being sober and not intoxicated by alcohol
2. moderation in or abstinence from alcohol or other drugs
3. a manner that is serious and solemn
4. abstaining from excess

  Familiarity information: SOBRIETY used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


SOBRIETY (noun)


Sense 1sobriety [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The state of being sober and not intoxicated by alcohol

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Synonyms:

soberness; sobriety

Hypernyms ("sobriety" is a kind of...):

temporary state (a state that continues for a limited time)


Sense 2sobriety [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Moderation in or abstinence from alcohol or other drugs

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

dryness; sobriety

Hypernyms ("sobriety" is a kind of...):

moderation; temperance (the trait of avoiding excesses)


Sense 3sobriety [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A manner that is serious and solemn

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

graveness; gravity; soberness; sombreness; somberness; sobriety

Hypernyms ("sobriety" is a kind of...):

earnestness; serious-mindedness; seriousness; sincerity (the trait of being serious)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "sobriety"):

stodginess; stuffiness (dull and pompous gravity)


Sense 4sobriety [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Abstaining from excess

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

temperance; sobriety

Hypernyms ("sobriety" is a kind of...):

abstinence (act or practice of refraining from indulging an appetite)


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