Associations to the word «Sober»


SOBER, adjective. Not drunk; not intoxicated
SOBER, adjective. Not given to excessive drinking of alcohol
SOBER, adjective. Moderate; realistic; serious; not playful; not passionate; cool; self-controlled
SOBER, adjective. Dull; not bright or colorful
SOBER, adjective. Subdued; solemn; grave
SOBER, verb. (often with up) To make or become sober.
SOBER, verb. (often with up) To overcome or lose a state of intoxication.
SOBER AS A JUDGE, adjective. (simile) Completely sober.
SOBER UP, verb. To become sober

Dictionary definition

SOBER, verb. Cause to become sober; "A sobering thought".
SOBER, verb. Become more realistic; "After thinking about the potential consequences of his plan, he sobered up".
SOBER, verb. Become sober after excessive alcohol consumption; "Keep him in bed until he sobers up".
SOBER, adjective. Not affected by a chemical substance (especially alcohol).
SOBER, adjective. Dignified and somber in manner or character and committed to keeping promises; "a grave God-fearing man"; "a quiet sedate nature"; "as sober as a judge"; "a solemn promise"; "the judge was solemn as he pronounced sentence".
SOBER, adjective. Lacking brightness or color; dull; "drab faded curtains"; "sober Puritan grey"; "children in somber brown clothes".
SOBER, adjective. Completely lacking in playfulness.

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