adjective Date: 1805 solemn or serious in nature or appearance • sobersidedness noun

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  • sobersided — adjective completely lacking in humor or lightness of touch choreography that was sobersided and sententious a play with a sobersided social message • Similar to: ↑humorless, ↑humourless, ↑unhumorous * * * ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ adjective …   Useful english dictionary

  • sobersided — /soh beuhr suy did/, adj. solemn or grave in disposition, attitude, character, etc.; serious minded. [1840 50; SOBER + SIDE1 + ED3] * * * …   Universalium

  • sobersided — (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Marked by sober sincerity: businesslike, earnest1, no nonsense, serious. Idiom: in earnest. See HEAVY, WORK …   English dictionary for students

  • sobersides — noun plural but singular or plural in construction Date: 1705 a sobersided person …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • sobersidedness — noun see sobersided …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • sobersidedness — See sobersided. * * * …   Universalium

  • sobersides — noun A serious and sedate person See Also: sobersided …   Wiktionary

  • decorous — Synonyms and related words: Christian, accepted, according to Hoyle, acknowledged, admitted, appropriate, approved, au fait, becoming, befitting, being done, ceremonial, ceremonious, civil, civilized, comely, comme il faut, condign, conformable,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • demure — Synonyms and related words: Quakerish, Victorian, backward, bashful, censorious, close, confused, conscious, coy, decent, decorous, diffident, earnest, formal, frowning, grave, grim, grim faced, grim visaged, hidebound, inarticulate, long faced,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • earnest — Synonyms and related words: abandoned, acquitment, acquittal, acquittance, advertent, afire, agog, alert, all ears, all eyes, amortization, amortizement, ardent, assiduous, attention, attentive, aware, awe inspiring, bail, binder, bond, bound,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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