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sober



I - verb
1. cause to become sober
- A sobering thought
Hypernyms:
change, alter, modify
Verb Frames:
- Something ----s somebody
- Something ----s something
- The bad news will sober him
- The performance is likely to sober Sue
2. become more realistic
- After thinking about the potential consequences of his plan, he sobered up
Syn:
sober up
Hypernyms:
become, go, get
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s
3. become sober after excessive alcohol consumption
- Keep him in bed until he sobers up
Syn:
sober up
Hypernyms:
become, go, get
Entailment:
drink, booze, fuddle
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s

II - adjective
1. not affected by a chemical substance (especially alcohol) (Freq. 5)
Ant:
intoxicated
Similar to:
cold sober, stone-sober, drug-free, dry, teetotal,
uninebriated, unintoxicated
Derivationally related forms:
soberness
2. dignified and somber in manner or character and committed to keeping promises (Freq. 5)
- 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
Syn:
grave, sedate, solemn
Similar to:
serious
Derivationally related forms:
solemness (for: solemn), solemnity (for: solemn), soberness, sedateness (for: sedate), graveness (for: grave), gravity (for: grave)
3. lacking brightness or color;
dull (Freq. 1)
- drab faded curtains
- sober Puritan grey
- children in somber brown clothes
Syn:
drab, somber, sombre
Similar to:
colorless, colourless
Derivationally related forms:
sombreness (for: sombre), somberness (for: somber)
4. completely lacking in playfulness
Syn:
unplayful, serious
Ant:
playful (for: unplayful)
Derivationally related forms:
soberness, seriousness (for: serious)
Attrubites:
playfulness, fun

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