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Meaning & Definition of Sober in English

English

Sober

/soʊbər/

verb

1. Cause to become sober

  • "A sobering thought"
    synonym:
  • sober

2. Become more realistic

  • "After thinking about the potential consequences of his plan, he sobered up"
    synonym:
  • sober up
  • ,
  • sober

3. Become sober after excessive alcohol consumption

  • "Keep him in bed until he sobers up"
    synonym:
  • sober up
  • ,
  • sober

adjective

1. Not affected by a chemical substance (especially alcohol)

    synonym:
  • sober

2. Dignified and somber in manner or character and committed to keeping promises

  • "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"
    synonym:
  • grave
  • ,
  • sedate
  • ,
  • sober
  • ,
  • solemn

3. Lacking brightness or color

  • Dull
  • "Drab faded curtains"
  • "Sober puritan grey"
  • "Children in somber brown clothes"
    synonym:
  • drab
  • ,
  • sober
  • ,
  • somber
  • ,
  • sombre

4. Completely lacking in playfulness

    synonym:
  • unplayful
  • ,
  • serious
  • ,
  • sober