What is another word for sober?

Synonyms for sober
ˈsoʊ bərsober

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  1. soberverb


  2. soberverb

    not drunk; not intoxicated


  3. soberadjective

    not given to excessive drinking of alcohol;

    It took him hours to sober up.


  4. soberadjective


  5. soberadjective


Princeton's WordNet

  1. soberadjective

    not affected by a chemical substance (especially alcohol)

    serious, sombre, drab, grave, sedate, unplayful, somber, solemn

    frivolous, sottish, colorful, orgiastic, hopped-up, colourful, potty, mellow, soused, pissed, tipsy, bibulous, stiff, wet, sloshed, inebriated, stoned, blotto, drunk, soaked, narcotized, bacchanalian, beery, pixilated, crocked, sozzled, loaded, besotted, bacchic, drugged, intoxicated, bacchanal, carousing, slopped, cockeyed, fuddled, drunken, smashed, boozy, plastered, tight, tiddly, squiffy, blind drunk, half-seas-over, pie-eyed, high, doped, narcotised

  2. grave, sedate, sober, solemnadjective

    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"

    severe, serious, somber, earnest, sincere, dangerous, staid, unplayful, weighty, grave, grievous, drab, sedate, life-threatening, solemn, heavy, sombre

    tipsy, drugged, drunken, bacchic, sloshed, colorful, slopped, squiffy, orgiastic, fuddled, pissed, hopped-up, pie-eyed, blotto, intoxicated, doped, carousing, cockeyed, sottish, plastered, mellow, bacchanal, blind drunk, frivolous, pixilated, bibulous, wet, soaked, beery, crocked, stoned, stiff, boozy, bacchanalian, tight, soused, half-seas-over, colourful, smashed, potty, narcotized, inebriated, loaded, besotted, drunk, high, narcotised, tiddly, sozzled

  3. drab, sober, somber, sombreadjective

    lacking brightness or color; dull

    "drab faded curtains"; "sober Puritan grey"; "children in somber brown clothes"

    serious, melancholy, somber, dingy, drear, grim, gloomy, dismal, blue, dark, grave, drab, olive-drab, sedate, disconsolate, dreary, unplayful, solemn, sorry, sombre

    mellow, sottish, slopped, colourful, potty, boozy, blotto, besotted, soused, wet, loaded, pissed, hopped-up, carousing, high, drunk, orgiastic, sozzled, drugged, bibulous, intoxicated, pixilated, inebriated, stiff, colorful, tipsy, half-seas-over, bacchic, fuddled, narcotized, beery, tight, sloshed, cockeyed, stoned, plastered, doped, squiffy, frivolous, tiddly, blind drunk, drunken, pie-eyed, bacchanalian, crocked, narcotised, soaked, smashed, bacchanal

  4. unplayful, serious, soberverb

    completely lacking in playfulness

    serious, severe, sombre, drab, grave, good, sedate, unplayful, life-threatening, somber, dangerous, grievous, solemn

    sloshed, hopped-up, frivolous, inebriated, wet, crocked, loaded, beery, slopped, doped, soaked, half-seas-over, mellow, potty, bacchic, colourful, narcotised, pie-eyed, plastered, tiddly, tight, cockeyed, stiff, soused, fuddled, bacchanal, blotto, squiffy, blind drunk, pixilated, narcotized, bibulous, drugged, pissed, drunken, bacchanalian, tipsy, drunk, besotted, carousing, smashed, sottish, sozzled, high, boozy, stoned, intoxicated, orgiastic, colorful

  5. soberverb

    cause to become sober

    "A sobering thought"

    sober up

    bacchanal, sozzled, drugged, beery, narcotised, drunken, carousing, crocked, inebriated, loaded, squiffy, boozy, stiff, pixilated, mellow, blind drunk, bacchanalian, slopped, high, colourful, orgiastic, smashed, tiddly, potty, blotto, fuddled, bacchic, half-seas-over, doped, soused, pie-eyed, sottish, soaked, plastered, besotted, bibulous, stoned, wet, narcotized, frivolous, drunk, tight, intoxicated, colorful, pissed, cockeyed, sloshed, hopped-up, tipsy

  6. sober up, soberverb

    become more realistic

    "After thinking about the potential consequences of his plan, he sobered up"

    sober up

    slopped, inebriated, potty, sloshed, squiffy, plastered, besotted, stoned, bacchanal, high, wet, loaded, doped, crocked, blotto, cockeyed, pissed, stiff, tight, smashed, narcotized, drugged, tiddly, mellow, boozy, bacchanalian, half-seas-over, beery, colourful, fuddled, orgiastic, hopped-up, drunk, soaked, tipsy, pie-eyed, blind drunk, narcotised, sozzled, frivolous, carousing, drunken, soused, bacchic, intoxicated, bibulous, sottish, pixilated, colorful

  7. sober up, soberverb

    become sober after excessive alcohol consumption

    "Keep him in bed until he sobers up"

    sober up

    tiddly, narcotized, sloshed, soaked, pissed, besotted, plastered, colourful, hopped-up, squiffy, sottish, colorful, intoxicated, tipsy, pie-eyed, sozzled, bibulous, crocked, stiff, carousing, fuddled, drunken, soused, drugged, stoned, blotto, narcotised, loaded, boozy, half-seas-over, slopped, drunk, bacchic, inebriated, bacchanal, frivolous, smashed, mellow, high, pixilated, cockeyed, tight, potty, bacchanalian, orgiastic, blind drunk, doped, wet, beery

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. soberadjective

    temperate, abstemious, abstinent, not drunken

  2. soberadjective

    calm, moderate, cool, composed, unruffled, unimpassioned, dispassionate, steady, sedate, demure, staid, rational

  3. soberadjective

    grave, solemn, serious, pensive

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. soberadjective

    temperate, abstinent, abstemious, unintoxicated, solemn, grave, demure, sedate, dispassionate, unimpassioned, calm, rational

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  1. Ehsan Sehgal:

    Women's natural and significant task lies upon a moral imperative, to nourish and educate children for a sober and disciplined generation, but most women became involved in their legal rights, out of that obligation. Consequently, they face the collapse of both ways, neither having the rights nor a moral imperative; thus, they stand on an awkward stage.

  2. Vic Mensa:

    I wanted to wear this Confederate flag dress as a middle finger to a symbol of racism, 3 Years Sober.

  3. Lamar Odom:

    Living sober, meaning no drugs, is a great feeling, being in the moment is important.

  4. Dieter Addison:

    I live with a sober companion, i’ve been sober for months now. I smoke a ton of cigarettes, do n’t get me wrong, but this is a smoking building, which is why I signed the lease here.

  5. Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi:

    Let the lover be disgraceful, crazy, absent-minded. Someone sober will worry about events going badly. Let the lover be.

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