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Synonyms of sober in English:


  • 1 the driver was clearly sober
    not drunk, clearheaded;
    teetotal, abstinent, abstemious, dry
    informal on the wagon
    [Antonyms] drunk
  • 2 a sober view of life
    serious, solemn, sensible, thoughtful, grave, somber, staid, levelheaded, businesslike, down-to-earth, commonsensical, pragmatic, conservative;
    unemotional, dispassionate, objective, matter-of-fact, no-nonsense, rational, logical, straightforward
    [Antonyms] frivolous
  • 3 a sober suit
    somber, subdued, severe;
    conventional, traditional, quiet, drab, plain
    [Antonyms] flamboyant
  • verb

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  • 1 I ought to sober up
    quit drinking, dry out, become sober
  • 2 his expression sobered her
    make serious, subdue, calm down, quiet, steady;
    bring down to earth, make someone stop and think, give someone pause for thought
  • Quote

    It is sobering to consider that when Mozart was my age he had already been dead for a year.
    Tom Lehrer, American satirist and musician

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