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sober

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Adjective, Verb (usu participle)
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so=ber
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8 in 9 verses (in OT : 2 in 2 verses) (in NT : 6 in 7 verses)

CIDE DICTIONARY

sobera. [OE. sobre, F. sobre, from L. sobrius, probably from a prefix so- expressing separation + ebrius drunken. Cf. Ebriety.].
  •  Temperate in the use of spirituous liquors; habitually temperate; as, a sober man.  [1913 Webster]
    "That we may hereafter live a godly, righteous, and sober life, to the glory of Thy holy name."  [1913 Webster]
  •  Not intoxicated or excited by spirituous liquors; as, the sot may at times be sober.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Not mad or insane; not wild, visionary, or heated with passion; exercising cool, dispassionate reason; self-controlled; self-possessed.  [1913 Webster]
    "There was not a sober person to be had; all was tempestuous and blustering."  Druden.  [1913 Webster]
    "No sober man would put himself into danger for the applause of escaping without breaking his neck."  [1913 Webster]
  •  Not proceeding from, or attended with, passion; calm; as, sober judgment; a man in his sober senses.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Serious or subdued in demeanor, habit, appearance, or color; solemn; grave; sedate.  [1913 Webster]
    "What parts gay France from sober Spain?"  [1913 Webster]
    "See her sober over a sampler, or gay over a jointed baby."  [1913 Webster]
    "Twilight gray
    Had in her sober livery all things clad.
    "  [1913 Webster]
Syn. -- Grave; temperate; abstinent; abstemious; moderate; regular; steady; calm; quiet; cool; collected; dispassionate; unimpassioned; sedate; staid; serious; solemn; somber. See Grave.
soberv. t. 
     To make sober.  [1913 Webster]
    "There shallow draughts intoxicate the brain,
    And drinking largely sobers us again.
    "  [1913 Webster]
soberv. i. 
     To become sober; -- often with down.  [1913 Webster]
    "Vance gradually sobered down."  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

sober, adj. & n.
--adj. (soberer, soberest)
1 not affected by alcohol.
2 not given to excessive drinking of alcohol.
3 moderate, well-balanced, tranquil, sedate.
4 not fanciful or exaggerated (the sober truth).
5 (of a colour etc.) quiet and inconspicuous.
--v.tr. & intr. (often foll. by down, up) make or become sober or less wild, reckless, enthusiastic, visionary, etc. (a sobering thought).

Idiom
as sober as a judge completely sober.
Derivative
soberingly adv. soberly adv.
Etymology
ME f. OF sobre f. L sobrius

THESAURUS

sober

Quaker-colored, Spartan, abstaining, abstentious, abstinent, acier, aristocratic, ascetic, ashen, ashy, august, austere, awe-inspiring, balanced, bald, bare, blackish, bland, calm, candid, canescent, cinereous, cinerous, cogitative, cognitive, cold sober, collected, colorless, common, commonplace, commonsense, composed, concentrating, concentrative, conceptive, conceptual, conceptualized, constrained, contemplating, contemplative, continent, controlled, cool, coolheaded, courtly, creamy, dapple, dapple-gray, dappled, dappled-gray, dark, dark-colored, darkish, darksome, decorous, deliberating, deliberative, delicate, demure, detoxify, dignified, dingy, direct, disciplined, dismal, dispassionate, dove-colored, dove-gray, down-to-earth, drab, dreary, dry, dull, dusk, dusky, dusty, earnest, eggshell, eschewing, excogitating, fatal, fateful, flat, forbearing, forgoing, formal, formidable, frank, frowning, frugal, funereal, gentle, glaucescent, glaucous, gloss, grand, grave, gray, gray-black, gray-brown, gray-colored, gray-drab, gray-green, gray-spotted, gray-toned, gray-white, grayed, grayish, grim, grim-faced, grim-visaged, griseous, grizzle, grizzled, grizzly, hard, hard-boiled, hardheaded, heavy, homely, homespun, ideative, imperturbable, imposing, inhibited, introspective, iridescent, iron-gray, judicious, kingly, lead-gray, leaden, lean, level-headed, levelheaded, light, livid, logical, long-faced, lordly, low-key, magisterial, majestic, matter-of-fact, measured, meditating, meditative, mellow, mental, mild, mild as milk, moderate, mother-of-pearl, mouse-colored, mouse-gray, mousy, museful, musing, nacreous, natural, neat, neutral, nigrescent, no-nonsense, noble, noetic, nonviolent, opalescent, open, pacifistic, pale, pastel, patinaed, peaceable, peaceful, pearl, pearl-gray, pearly, pensive, philosophical, placid, plain, plain-speaking, plain-spoken, pondering, portentous, practical, pragmatic, prehensive, princely, proper, prosaic, prosing, prosy, prudent, pure, queenly, quiet, rational, realistic, reasonable, recover, reflecting, reflective, refraining, regal, repressed, reserved, restrained, royal, ruminant, ruminating, ruminative, rustic, sad, sane, sedate, self-controlled, self-disciplined, self-possessed, semigloss, sensible, serene, serious, severe, silver, silver-gray, silvered, silvery, simple, simple-speaking, slate-colored, slaty, smoke-gray, smoky, sober-minded, sobersided, soft, soft-colored, soft-hued, softened, solemn, somber, sombrous, sound, spare, sparing, speculative, staid, stark, stately, statuesque, steady, steel-gray, steely, stinting, stone-colored, stone-faced, straight-faced, straightforward, subdued, subtle, swart, swarthy, sweet, tame, taupe, teetotal, temperate, tender, thinking, thought, thoughtful, together, tranquil, unadorned, unaffected, undrunk, undrunken, unexcited, unflustered, unidealistic, unimaginative, unimpassioned, uninebriate, uninebrious, unintoxicated, unperturbed, unpoetical, unruffled, unsmiling, untipsy, unvarnished, venerable, weighty, well-balanced, wistful, worthy

ROGET THESAURUS

sober

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

VB be moderate, keep within bounds, keep within compass, sober down, settle down, keep the peace, remit, relent, take in sail, moderate, soften, mitigate, temper, accoy, attemper, contemper, mollify, lenify, dulcify, dull, take off the edge, blunt, obtund, sheathe, subdue, chasten, sober down, tone down, smooth down, weaken, lessen, check palliate, tranquilize, pacify, assuage, appease, swag, lull, soothe, compose, still, calm, calm down, cool, quiet, hush, quell, sober, pacify, tame, damp, lay, allay, rebate, slacken, smooth, alleviate, rock to sleep, deaden, smooth, throw cold water on, throw a wet blanket over, turn off, slake, curb, tame, smooth over, pour oil on the waves, pour oil on the troubled waters, pour balm into, mattre de l'eau dans son vin, go out like a lamb, roar you as gently as any sucking dove.

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.

Dejection

N dejection, dejectedness, depression, prosternation, lowness of spirits, depression of spirits, weight on the spirits, oppression on the spirits, damp on the spirits, low spirits, bad spirits, drooping spirits, depressed spirits, heart sinking, heaviness of heart, failure of heart, heaviness, infestivity, gloom, weariness, taedium vitae, disgust of life, mal du pays, anhedonia, melancholy, sadness, il penseroso, melancholia, dismals, blues, lachrymals, mumps, dumps, blue devils, doldrums, vapors, megrims, spleen, horrors, hypochondriasis, pessimism, la maladie sans maladie, despondency, slough of Despond, disconsolateness, hope deferred, blank despondency, voiceless woe, prostration of soul, broken heart, despair, cave of despair, cave of Trophonius demureness, gravity, solemnity, long face, grave face, hypochondriac, seek sorrow, self-tormentor, heautontimorumenos, malade imaginaire, medecin tant pis, croaker, pessimist, mope, mopus, affliction, sorry sight, memento mori, damper, wet blanket, Job's comforter, cheerless, joyless, spiritless, uncheerful, uncheery, unlively, unhappy, melancholy, dismal, somber, dark, gloomy, triste, clouded, murky, lowering, frowning, lugubrious, funereal, mournful, lamentable, dreadful, dreary, flat, dull, dull as a beetle, dull as ditchwater, depressing, melancholy as a gib cat, oppressed with melancholy, a prey to melancholy, downcast, downhearted, down in the mouth, down in one's luck, heavy-hearted, in the dumps, down in the dumps, in the suds, in the sulks, in the doldrums, in doleful dumps, in bad humor, sullen, mumpish, dumpish, mopish, moping, moody, glum, sulky, out of sorts, out of humor, out of heart, out of spirits, ill at ease, low spirited, in low spirits, a cup too low, weary, discouraged, disheartened, desponding, chapfallen, chopfallen, jaw fallen, crest fallen, sad, pensive, penseroso, tristful, dolesome, doleful, woebegone, lacrymose, lachrymose, in tears, melancholic, hypped, hypochondriacal, bilious, jaundiced, atrabilious, saturnine, splenetic, lackadaisical, serious, sedate, staid, stayed, grave as a judge, grave as an undertaker, grave as a mustard pot, sober, sober as a judge, solemn, demure, grim, grim-faced, grim-visaged, rueful, wan, long-faced, disconsolate, unconsolable, inconsolable, forlorn, comfortless, desolate, desole, sick at heart, soul sick, heart sick, au desespoir, in despair, lost, overcome, broken down, borne down, bowed down, heartstricken, cut up, dashed, sunk, unnerved, unmanned, down fallen, downtrodden, broken-hearted, careworn, with a long face, with tears in one's eyes, sadly, the countenance falling, the heart failing, the heart sinking within one, a plague of sighing and grief, thick-ey'd musing and curs'd melancholy, the sickening pang of hope deferred.

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

VB be sane, retain one's senses, retain one's reason, become sane, come to one's senses, sober down, render sane, bring to one's senses, sober.

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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