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sobering

adjective  /ˈsoʊ·bər·ɪŋ/ us  
making you feel serious or think about serious matters: Jail has had a sobering effect on Hicks
Translations of “sobering”
in Chinese (Traditional) 令人警醒的,使人冷靜的…
in Russian отрезвляющий…
in Turkish ciddiyete davet eden, aklını başına getiren…
in Chinese (Simplified) 令人警醒的,使人冷静的…
in Polish otrzeźwiający…
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