Definition of soberness in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈsōbərnəs/


1The state of not being under the influence of alcohol or drugs; sobriety: he leaves the festivities proclaiming his soberness
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  • I missed Tyler, and not just because the protective side of me wanted to kick his drunk ass into soberness.
  • He believed he still held his coordination in his drunken stupor and shot an arrow to prove his soberness.
  • That just makes me look like an alcoholic, because I'm trying to prove my soberness.
2The quality of being staid or solemn: there isn’t a lot of energy here due to the soberness of the music
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  • I performed but my duty to the world and coming generations when I narrated those happenings in words of soberness and truth.
  • One finds a certain reservation and soberness among those who have experienced actual combat.
  • I guess the best case scenario will be if some soberness gets back into design and real estate ambitions.

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Syllabification: so·ber·ness

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