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Dictionary definition for: Sober

1. (v) cause to become sober; "A sobering thought"

2. (a) not affected by a chemical substance (especially alcohol)

3. (v) become more realistic; "After thinking about the potential consequences of his plan, he sobered up"

4. (s) 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"

5. (v) become sober after excessive alcohol consumption; "Keep him in bed until he sobers up"

6. (s) lacking brightness or color; dull; "drab faded curtains" "sober Puritan gray" "children in somber brown clothes"

7. (a) completely lacking in playfulness

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