Definition of sobersides in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈsōbərˌsīdz/


informal, chiefly North American
A sedate and serious person.
Example sentences
  • Fred may develop into such a careful old sobersides that his mother will be ashamed of him.
  • Fay is no sobersides, but amusement was not his intent.
  • Well-crafted dialogue will indicate if a character is smart or dumb, honest or dishonest, amusing or an old sobersides.



Pronunciation: /ˌsōbərˈsīdid/
Example sentences
  • Controversy and conspiracy theories sell better than sobersided factual analysis, especially in fringe publications.
  • If you are looking for more sobersided articles, try the Murdoch-owned Australian.
  • I'm probably unbearable in any number of ways, but let it not be said that I'm only grim and sobersided.

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Syllabification: so·ber·sides

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