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1 sober /ˈsoʊbɚ/ adjective
soberer; soberest
1 sober
soberer; soberest
Learner's definition of SOBER
[or more sober; most sober]
: not drunk没醉的
: having or showing a very serious attitude or quality稳重的;严肃的
: plain in color颜色素净的

— soberly

2 sober /ˈsoʊbɚ/ verb
sobers; sobered; sobering
2 sober
sobers; sobered; sobering
Learner's definition of SOBER
[+ object]
: to make (someone) serious or thoughtful使严肃;使深思

sober up

[phrasal verb]
sober up or sober (someone) up
: to become sober or less drunk or to make (a drunk person) sober or less drunk(使)醒酒


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so·​ber ˈsō-bər How to pronounce sober (audio)
: not intoxicated
He's a half-decent guy when he's sober, but when he's drunk, he's just not accountable for what he does, and he spends a lot of time drunk. Stephen King
: abstaining from drinking alcohol or taking intoxicating drugs : refraining from the use of addictive substances (see substance sense 3c)
Blossom learns that life isn't always rosy, especially for recovering substance abusers, when she discovers her brother Anthony—clean and sober for two years—wilting when he's tempted by a liquor bottle. TV Guide
: sparing in the use of food and drink : abstemious
He was a large, saturnine man, … comparatively sober in his habits, as people must be who make money out of other people's vices. Dorothy L. Sayers
: marked by sedate or gravely or earnestly thoughtful character or demeanor
: marked by temperance, moderation, or seriousness
a sober candlelight vigil
: subdued in tone or color
: showing no excessive or extreme qualities of fancy, emotion, or prejudice
soberly adverb
soberness noun


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sobered; sobering ˈsō-b(ə-)riŋ How to pronounce sober (audio)

transitive verb

: to make sober

intransitive verb

: to become sober
usually used with up



Choose the Right Synonym for sober

serious, grave, solemn, sedate, staid, sober, earnest mean not light or frivolous.

serious implies a concern for what really matters.

a serious play about social injustice

grave implies both seriousness and dignity in expression or attitude.

read the proclamation in a grave voice

solemn suggests an impressive gravity utterly free from levity.

a sad and solemn occasion

sedate implies a composed and decorous seriousness.

remained sedate amid the commotion

staid suggests a settled, accustomed sedateness and prim self-restraint.

a quiet and staid community

sober stresses seriousness of purpose and absence of levity or frivolity.

a sober look at the state of our schools

earnest suggests sincerity or often zealousness of purpose.

an earnest reformer

Example Sentences

Adjective I'm driving, so I have to stay sober tonight. He is a sober, hardworking farmer. The story is a sober look at drug abuse. Illness is a sober reminder of our mortality. The article is a sober reflection on the state of our nation. Verb He returned home from the war, saddened and sobered by his experiences. See More
Recent Examples on the Web
Eminem has been sober since April 20, 2008, according to a 2020 Twitter post, and made his 2009 album Relapse during the early days of recovery. Tommy Mcardle, Peoplemag, 8 Sep. 2022 Scott, a behavioral health consultant, checked into a treatment facility in February 2022 after 20 years of being sober. Megan Leonhardt, Fortune, 18 Aug. 2022 But investigators determined that the tractor-trailer driver was sober, and years later Biden apologized to one of the driver’s daughters for repeating the false story. Adam Entous, The New Yorker, 15 Aug. 2022 The Scottish voices in the video message are sober. Sara Miller Llana, The Christian Science Monitor, 6 July 2022 Was the prime minister sober enough to handle an emergency had one arisen? Kostya Manenkov And Karl Ritter, USA TODAY, 21 Aug. 2022 Yet the actual profile and interview, ostensibly centered on Mrs. Zelensky (Olena Zelenska), comes across as sober, gritty and thoroughly focused on Ukraine’s struggles. Melik Kaylan, WSJ, 1 Aug. 2022 If the situation sounds rather dismal, Andrew Scull’s comprehensive, sober, and compulsively readable history of psychiatry, Desperate Remedies, isn’t designed to put the reader’s mind at ease. Daphne Merkin, The Atlantic, 10 July 2022 Sabathia, sober for seven years in October, didn’t flinch. Ron Kroichick, San Francisco Chronicle, 8 July 2022
From a dovish Fed that spiked the proverbial punch bowl to a hawkish one that's trying to sober everyone up with higher interest rates. Allison Morrow, CNN, 4 Aug. 2022 Reality can quickly sober the joy of auction victory. Orlando Mayorquin, USA TODAY, 1 July 2022 Friedman sets the scene by reminding us that starting well before 1973, Cohen had a reputation for being gloomy and restless, prone to depression and drugs, and whether high or sober a seductive charmer of women. Washington Post, 15 Apr. 2022 Schmidt explained to the nurse that there was nothing for her father to sober up from. Kelly Davis, San Diego Union-Tribune, 4 Apr. 2022 Putin’s war has been enough of a shock to sober up even such figures as Annalena Baerbock, the leader of Germany’s thoroughly loopy Green Party, who has taken a hard turn toward realism in her new role as foreign minister. Kevin D. Williamson, National Review, 17 Mar. 2022 Has any drunk person ever noshed on an apple to sober up? William Earl, Variety, 21 Mar. 2022 Does this stem from the misconception some people have that coffee will sober them up after drinking? Larry Greenemeier, Scientific American, 9 Nov. 2010 Sobering mats are a place where homeless people who want help can be taken immediately and offered a safe place to sober up. Joe Tash, San Diego Union-Tribune, 2 Jan. 2022 See More

Word History



Middle English sobre, from Anglo-French, from Latin sobrius; akin to Latin ebrius drunk

First Known Use


14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1c


14th century, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

Time Traveler
The first known use of sober was in the 14th century


VERBS | ADVERB | PHRASES VERBSbe, feel, look, seem清醒;感到清醒;看上去清醒;好像清醒become, get變得清醒remain, stay保持清醒She wanted a drink, but she had to stay sober.她想喝點兒酒,但她必須保持清醒。keep sb使某人保持清醒Only the thought of her kept him sober.只有想到她才能使他保持清醒。ADVERBcompletely, entirely, perfectly, quite, stone-cold, totally完全清醒;十分清醒;滴酒未沾not entirely不是很清醒almost, fairly, pretty, reasonably, relatively幾乎清醒;尚算清醒;相對清醒By this time he felt reasonably sober again.到這個時候,他算是清醒過來了。enough足夠清醒At that point she was still sober enough to ask sensible questions.那時她還夠清醒,還能問一些理智的問題。PHRASESclean and sober (especially NAmE) 不吸毒不喝醉I've been clean and sober for four years.這四年來我都是規規矩矩,不沾毒也不醉酒。
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0_0: Translations of sober
  • # a.
    合理的: conscious, equitable, fair, impartial, intelligent, sober
    冷靜: calm, cool, cool-headed, dispassionate, sober
    清醒: clear-headed, sober
    嚴肅: grave, grim, serious, sober, solemn, somber
    愔: calm, diplomatic, grave, nonviolent, passive, sober

0_0: Definitions of sober
  • # adjective.
    - not affected by alcohol; not drunk.
  • # verb.
    - make or become sober after drinking alcohol.
    * that coffee sobered him up

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