Synonyms for (adjective) sobering

Synonyms: sobering

Definition: tending to make sober or more serious

Usage: the news had a sobering effect

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!