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Synonyms for sober

Synonyms for (verb) sober

Synonyms: sober, sober up Definition: become sober after excessive alcohol consumption Usage: Keep him in bed until he sobers up

Similar words: become, go, get Definition: enter or assume a certain state or condition Usage: He became annoyed when he heard the bad news; It must be getting more serious; her face went red with anger; She went into ecstasy; Get going!

Synonyms: sober, sober up Definition: become more realistic Usage: After thinking about the potential consequences of his plan, he sobered up

Similar words: become, go, get Definition: enter or assume a certain state or condition Usage: He became annoyed when he heard the bad news; It must be getting more serious; her face went red with anger; She went into ecstasy; Get going!

Synonyms: sober Definition: cause to become sober Usage: A sobering thought

Similar words: alter, change, modify Definition: cause to change; make different; cause a transformation Usage: The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city; The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue

Synonyms for (adjective) sober

Synonyms: sober, somber, sombre, drab Definition: lacking brightness or color; dull Usage: drab faded curtains; sober Puritan grey; children in somber brown clothes

Similar words: colorless, colourless Definition: weak in color; not colorful

Synonyms: sober Definition: not affected by a chemical substance (especially alcohol)

Similar words: stone-sober, cold sober Definition: totally sober

Similar words: drug-free Definition: characteristic of a person not taking illegal drugs or of a place where no illegal drugs are used

Similar words: dry, teetotal Definition: practicing complete abstinence from alcoholic beverages Usage: he's been dry for ten years; no thank you; I happen to be teetotal

Similar words: uninebriated, unintoxicated Definition: not inebriated

Synonyms: sober, solemn, sedate, grave Definition: dignified and somber in manner or character and committed to keeping promises Usage: 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

Similar words: serious Definition: concerned with work or important matters rather than play or trivialities Usage: a serious student of history; a serious attempt to learn to ski; gave me a serious look; a serious young man; are you serious or joking?; Don't be so serious!