sobriety

  • 1 Sobriety — 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. [1913 Webster] Public sobriety is a relative duty. Blackstone. [1913 Webster] 2.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 Sobriety — is solemn or dignified personal behaviour, in particular abstinence with regard to (typically) the consumption of alcoholic beverages or drugs. It is also sometimes applied to the figurative consumption of pornography, video games, DVDs, CDs,… …

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  • 3 sobriety — index common sense, continence, deliberation, moderation, reason (sound judgment), sagacity, solemnity …

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  • 4 sobriety — c.1400, “moderation in indulgence,” from Fr. sobrieté or directly from L. sobrietas, from sobrius (see SOBER (Cf. sober)). Meaning “steadiness, gravity” is recorded from 1540s …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 sobriety — *temperance, abstinence, abstemiousness, continence Analogous words: moderateness, temperateness (see corresponding adjectives at MODERATE): quietness, stillness (see corresponding adjectives at STILL): seriousness, gravity, somberness,… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 6 sobriety — [n] abstinence abstaining, abstemiousness, continence, moderation, refraining, selfrestraint, soberness, teetotalism, temperance; concept 633 …

    New thesaurus

  • 7 sobriety — ► NOUN ▪ the state of being sober …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8 sobriety — [sə brī′ə tē, sōbrī′ə tē] n. [ME sobrete < OFr sobriete < L sobrietas < sobrius, SOBER] the state or quality of being sober; specif., a) temperance or moderation, esp. in the use of alcoholic liquor b) seriousness; sedateness …

    English World dictionary

  • 9 Sobriety — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Sobriety >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 sobriety sobriety Sgm: N 1 teetotalism teetotalism GRP: N 2 Sgm: N 2 water drinker water drinker Sgm: N 2 hydropot| hydropot| =>! Sgm: N 2 prohibitionist …

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  • 10 sobriety — [[t]səbra͟ɪɪti[/t]] 1) N UNCOUNT Sobriety is the state of being sober rather than drunk. [FORMAL] 2) N UNCOUNT Sobriety is serious and thoughtful behaviour. [FORMAL] ...the values society depends upon, such as honesty, sobriety and trust …

    English dictionary

  • 11 sobriety — noun 1) she noted his sobriety Syn: soberness, clearheadedness; abstinence, teetotalism, nonindulgence, abstemiousness, temperance 2) the mayor is a model of sobriety Syn: seriousness, solemnity, gravity, gravitas …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 12 sobriety — /seuh bruy i tee, soh /, n. 1. the state or quality of being sober. 2. temperance or moderation, esp. in the use of alcoholic beverages. 3. seriousness, gravity, or solemnity: an event marked by sobriety. [1375 1425; late ME sobrietie ( < OF… …

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  • 13 sobriety — so|bri|e|ty [səˈbraıəti] n [U] formal [Date: 1400 1500; : Old French; Origin: sobrieté, from Latin sobrietas, from sobrius; SOBER1] 1.) when someone is not drunk ▪ John had periods of sobriety, but always went back to drinking. 2.) behaviour that …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 sobriety — blaivybė statusas T sritis Kūno kultūra ir sportas apibrėžtis Svaigiųjų gėrimų nevartojimas ir blaivaus gyvenimo propagavimas. Pirmosios blaivybės draugijos įsteigtos JAV 1808 m., Lietuvoje – 1846 m. atitikmenys: angl. soberness; sobriety vok.… …

    Sporto terminų žodynas

  • 15 sobriety — noun Etymology: Middle English sobrete, from Anglo French sobreté, from Latin sobrietat , sobrietas, from sobrius Date: 15th century the quality or state of being sober …

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  • 16 sobriety — noun a) The quality or state of being sober. b) The quality or state of not being intoxicated. Ant: drunkenness, intoxication …

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  • 17 sobriety — Synonyms and related words: abnegation, abstemiousness, abstention, abstinence, augustness, balance, blackishness, calm, calmness, common sense, conservatism, constraint, contact with reality, continence, control, cool, cool head, coolheadedness …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 18 sobriety — I (Roget s IV) n. 1. [Temperance] Syn. renunciation, self denial, teetotalism; see abstinence , temperance . 2. [Gravity] Syn. earnestness, serenity, placidity; see seriousness 2 . II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) n. abstinence, soberness,… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 19 sobriety — so|bri|e|ty [ sou braıəti ] noun uncount FORMAL 1. ) the state of not being drunk 2. ) serious behavior or a serious attitude: SERIOUSNESS, SOLEMNITY …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 20 sobriety — so·bri·e·ty || səʊ braɪətɪ n. calmness, seriousness; temperance, abstention or moderation in the consumption of alcoholic beverages …

    English contemporary dictionary