noun plural but singular or plural in construction Date: 1705 a sobersided person

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  • sobersides — [sō′bərsīdz΄] n. pl. sobersides a sedate, serious minded person sobersided adj …   English World dictionary

  • sobersides — n. a very serious person; a grumpy old man. □ Old sobersides can’t manage to laugh at anything. □ Some sobersides came over and asked us to watch our language …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • sobersides — /soh beuhr suydz /, n., pl. sobersides. (used with a sing. v.) Slang. a humorless or habitually serious person. [1695 1705; SOBER + SIDE1 + S3] * * * …   Universalium

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

  • sobersides — (Roget s IV) n. Syn. prig, puritan, stick in the mud*; see prude …   English dictionary for students

  • sobersides — noun informal, chiefly N. Amer. a sedate and serious person. Derivatives sobersided adjective …   English new terms dictionary

  • sobersides — so•ber•sides [[t]ˈsoʊ bərˌsaɪdz[/t]] n. pl. sides. (used with a sing. v.) a humorless or habitually serious person • Etymology: 1695–1705 so′ber•sid ed, adj …   From formal English to slang

  • sobersides — /ˈsoʊbəsaɪdz/ (say sohbuhsuydz) noun Colloquial a serious person …   Australian English dictionary

  • sobersides — noun a serious and sedate individual • Hypernyms: ↑adult, ↑grownup …   Useful english dictionary

  • earnestness — Synonyms and related words: abandon, absorption, advertence, advertency, alertness, ardency, ardor, assiduity, assiduousness, attention, attention span, attentiveness, awareness, care, commitment, committedness, concentration, consciousness,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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