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Sobriety

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so=bri=e=ty

CIDE DICTIONARY

Sobrietyn. [L. sobrietas: cf. F. sobriété. See Sober.].
  •  Habitual soberness or temperance as to the use of spirituous liquors; as, a man of sobriety.  [1913 Webster]
    "Public sobriety is a relative duty."  [1913 Webster]
  •  Habitual freedom from enthusiasm, inordinate passion, or overheated imagination; calmness; coolness; gravity; seriousness; as, the sobriety of riper years.  [1913 Webster]
    "Mirth makes them not mad,
    Nor sobriety sad.
    "  [1913 Webster]
Syn. -- Soberness; temperance; abstinence; abstemiousness; moderation; regularity; steadness; calmness; coolness; sober-mindeness; sedateness; staidness; gravity; seriousness; solemnity.

OXFORD DICTIONARY

Sobriety, n. the state of being sober.

Etymology
ME f. OF sobriet{eacute} or L sobrietas (as SOBER)

THESAURUS

Sobriety

abnegation, abstemiousness, abstention, abstinence, augustness, balance, blackishness, calm, calmness, common sense, conservatism, constraint, contact with reality, continence, control, cool, cool head, coolheadedness, coolness, courtliness, darkishness, darkness, darksomeness, decorousness, demureness, denial, dignifiedness, dignity, dispassion, due sense of, duskiness, duskness, earnestness, evenness, forbearance, formality, frugality, funereality, gentleness, golden mean, good sense, grandeur, graveness, gravity, grimness, happy medium, healthy mind, horse sense, impartiality, judiciousness, juste-milieu, kingliness, lenity, level head, levelheadedness, loftiness, long face, lordliness, lucid interval, lucidity, majesty, meden agan, mental balance, mental equilibrium, mental health, mental hygiene, mental poise, middle way, mildness, moderateness, moderation, moderationism, neutrality, nobility, nonviolence, normalcy, normality, normalness, nothing in excess, pacifism, plain sense, practical mind, practical wisdom, practicality, pride of bearing, pride of place, princeliness, proud bearing, prudence, rationality, reason, reasonableness, regality, renouncement, renunciation, repose, restraint, right mind, sadness, sanemindedness, saneness, sanity, sedateness, self-abnegation, self-control, self-denial, self-discipline, self-mastery, self-restraint, sense, senses, sensibleness, serenity, seriousness, sober senses, sober-mindedness, soberness, sobersidedness, sobersides, solemnity, solemnness, somberness, sophrosyne, sound mind, soundness, soundness of mind, stability, staidness, stateliness, steadiness, straight face, swarth, swarthiness, swartness, teetotalism, temperance, temperateness, thoughtfulness, tranquillity, unexcessiveness, unextravagance, unextremeness, venerability, via media, weightiness, wholesomeness, worthiness

ROGET THESAURUS

Sobriety

Sobriety

N sobriety, teetotalism, temperance, water-drinker, hydropot, prohibitionist, teetotaler, teetotalist, abstainer, Good Templar, band of hope, sober, sober as a judge.

Inexcitability

N inexcitability, imperturbability, inirritability, even temper, tranquil mind, dispassion, tolerance, patience, coolth, passiveness, hebetude, hebetation, impassibility, stupefaction, coolness, calmness, composure, placidity, indisturbance, imperturbation, sang froid, tranquility, serenity, quiet, quietude, peace of mind, mental calmness, staidness, gravity, sobriety, Quakerism, philosophy, equanimity, stoicism, command of temper, self-possession, self-control, self-command, self-restraint, ice water in one's veins, presence of mind, submission, resignation, sufferance, supportance, endurance, longsufferance, forbearance, longanimity, fortitude, patience of Job, patience on a monument, patience 'sovereign o'er transmuted ill', moderation, repression of feelings, subjugation of feeling, restraint, tranquillization, inexcitable, unexcitable, imperturbable, unsusceptible, unpassionate, dispassionate, cold-blooded, irritable, enduring, stoical, Platonic, philosophic, staid, stayed, sober, sober minded, grave, sober as a judge, grave as a judge, sedate, demure, cool-headed, easy-going, peaceful, placid, calm, quiet as a mouse, tranquil, serene, cool as a cucumber, cool as a custard, undemonstrative, temperate, composed, collected, unexcited, unstirred, unruffled, undisturbed, unperturbed, unimpassioned, unoffended, unresisting, meek, tolerant, patient, patient as Job, submissive, tame, content, resigned, chastened, subdued, lamblike, gentle as a lamb, suaviter in modo, mild as mothers milk, soft as peppermint, armed with patience, bearing with, clement, long-suffering, like patience on a monument smiling at grief, aequo animo, in cold blood, more in sorrow than in anger, Int, patience!, and shuffle the cards, cool calm and collected, keep calm in the midst of a storm, adversity's sweet milk, philosophy, mens aequa in arduis philosophia stemma non inspec, quo me cumque rapit tempestas deferor hospes, they also serve who only stand and wait.

Moderation

N moderation, lenity, temperateness, gentleness, sobriety, quiet, mental calmness, moderating, anaphrodisia, relaxation, remission, mitigation, tranquilization, assuagement, contemporation, pacification, measure, juste milieu, golden mean, ariston metron, moderator, lullaby, sedative, lenitive, demulcent, antispasmodic, carminative, laudanum, rose water, balm, poppy, opiate, anodyne, milk, opium, poppy or mandragora, wet blanket, palliative, moderate, lenient, gentle, mild, mellow, cool, sober, temperate, reasonable, measured, tempered, calm, unruffled, quiet, tranquil, still, slow, smooth, untroubled, tame, peaceful, peaceable, pacific, halcyon, unexciting, unirritating, soft, bland, oily, demulcent, lenitive, anodyne, hypnotic, sedative, antiorgastic, anaphrodisiac, mild as mother's milk, milk and water, moderately, gingerly, piano, under easy sail, at half speed, within bounds, within compass, in reason, est modue in rebus, pour oil on troubled waters.

Temperance

N temperance, moderation, sobriety, soberness, forbearance, abnegation, self-denial, self-restraint, self-control, frugality, vegetarianism, teetotalism, total abstinence, abstinence, abstemiousness, Encratism, prohibition, system of Pythagoras, system of Cornaro, Pythagorism, Stoicism, vegetarian, Pythagorean, gymnosophist, teetotaler, abstainer, designated driver, Encratite, fruitarian, hydropot, temperate, moderate, sober, frugal, sparing, abstemious, abstinent, within compass, measured, on the wagon, on the water wagon, dry, Pythagorean, vegetarian, teetotal, appetitus rationi obediant, l'abstenir pour jouir c'est l'epicurisme de la rai, trahit sua quemque voluptas.

Wisdom

N intelligence, wisdom, intelligence, capacity, comprehension, understanding, cuteness, sabe, savvy, intellect, nous, parts, sagacity, mother wit, wit, esprit, gumption, quick parts, grasp of intellect, acuteness, acumen, subtlety, penetration, perspicacy, perspicacity, discernment, due sense of, good judgment, discrimination, cunning, refinement, head, brains, headpiece, upper story, long head, eagle eye, eagle- glance, eye of a lynx, eye of a hawk, wisdom, sapience, sense, good sense, common sense, horse sense, plain sense, rationality, reason, reasonableness, judgment, solidity, depth, profundity, caliber, enlarged views, reach of thought, compass of thought, enlargement of mind, genius, inspiration, geist, fire of genius, heaven-born genius, soul, talent, prudence, vigilance, tact, foresight, sobriety, self-possession, aplomb, ballast, a bright thought, not a bad idea, Solomon-like wisdom, intelligent, quick of apprehension, keen, acute, alive, brainy, awake, bright, quick, sharp, quick witted, keen witted, clear witted, sharp-eyed, sharp sighted, sharp witted, wide- awake, canny, shrewd, astute, clear-headed, farsighted, discerning, perspicacious, penetrating, piercing, argute, quick-witted, nimble-witted, needle-witted, sharp as a needle, sharp as a tack, alive to, clever, arch, pas si bete, acute, wise, sage, sapient, sagacious, reasonable, rational, sound, in one's right mind, sensible, abnormis sapiens, judicious, strong- minded, unprejudiced, unbiased, unbigoted, unprepossessed, undazzled, unperplexed, unwarped judgment, impartial, equitable, fair, cool, cool-headed, long-headed, hardheaded, strong-headed, long- sighted, calculating, thoughtful, reflecting, solid, deep, profound, oracular, heaven-directed, heaven-born, prudent, sober, stand, solid, considerate, politic, wise in one's generation, watchful, provident, in advance of one' age, wise as a serpent, wise as Solomon, wise as Solon, wise, sensible, reasonable, judicious, well- thought-out, well-planned, well-judged, well-advised, prudent, politic, expedient, aut regem aut fatuum nasci oportet, but with the morning cool reflection came, flosculi sententiarum, les affaires font les hommes, mas vale saber que haber, mas vale ser necio que profiadol nemo solus sapit, nosce te, gnothi seauton, nullum magnum ingenium sine mixtura dementiae fuit, sapere aude, victrix fortunae sapientia.

Sanity

N sanity, soundness, rationality, sobriety, lucidity, lucid interval, senses, sober senses, right mind, sound mind, mens sana, sane, rational, reasonable, compos mentis, of sound mind, sound, sound-minded, lucid, self-possessed, sober, sober-minded, in one's sober senses, in one's right mind, in possession of one's faculties, sanely.


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