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Synonyms for sobering
sober·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. soberingadjective

    tending to make sober or more serious

    "the news had a sobering effect"

    Antonyms:
    frivolous

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "sobering":

    thought-provoking, instructive, bleak

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How to use sobering in a sentence?

  1. Mitt Romney:

    Reading the report is a sobering revelation of how far we have strayed from the aspirations and principles of the founders.

  2. Defense Secretary James Mattis:

    I'm heartened that Congress recognizes the sobering effect of budgetary uncertainty on America's military and on the men and women who provide for our nation's defense.

  3. Nicole Neily:

    This is too little too late from this Administration, which has made abundantly clear through its actions that it views actual parental input as an inconvenience; let’s remember, this is the same set of bureaucrats that coordinated for weeks with the National School Board Association on its since-retracted letter which cited the Patriot Act, the organizations hand-picked to participate do not speak for the views of most American parents; if they did, we would not have seen such a groundswell of activism over the past few years. Families came to the sobering realization that groups like the National PTA were as ideologically compromised as the elected officials that abandoned our children. I would have hoped the Biden Administration would realize the importance of bringing many perspectives to the table - but I am not surprised that other voices are not welcome.

  4. Chuck Schumer:

    How can we in good conscience allow for a situation in which the Republican Party can debate and pass voter suppression laws at the state level with only a simple majority vote, but not allow the United States Senate to do the same? we will confront this sobering question and every member will go on record.

  5. Kevin Lincoln:

    This is a sobering reminder of the many sacrifices our firefighters make day in and day out in service to our community.


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