What is another word for sober?

Synonyms for sober
ˈsoʊ bərsober

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Wiktionary2.0 / 1 vote

  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 WordNet5.0 / 1 vote

  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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  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

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  1. soberadjective

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

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  1. Jack Osbourne:

    I never went to work sober. I never went to dinner sober. I didn't do anything sober. So to do things [sober] for the first time again… that was really scary.

  2. Judy Norton:

    He credited the show for being the reason he got sober, he said, ‘I sat there one day at the kitchen table with all you kids and I felt like such a fake.’ He took himself to AA and got sober.

  3. G. K. Chesterton:

    My country, right or wrong, is a thing that no patriot would think of saying except in a desperate case. It is like saying, My mother, drunk or sober.

  4. Ernest Hemingway:

    Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut.

  5. Carol Burnett:

    She got sober when she was 17, i put her in a third rehab place, and oh my God, she hated me. I came to the conclusion that I had to love her enough to let her hate me. She got sober and we started bonding. We wound up working together, writing a play together. We worked together in three shows.

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