Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “sobriety”

See all translations

sobriety

noun [U] uk   /səˈbraɪ.ɪ.ti/ us    /-ə.t̬i/ formal

sobriety noun [U] (NOT DRUNK)

the state of being sober: US The police said his car had been weaving all over the road, so they pulled him over and gave him a sobriety test.

sobriety noun [U] (SERIOUS)

seriousness: We had the priest sitting at our table, which instilled a little sobriety into the occasion.
Translations of “sobriety”
in Korean 술에 취하지 않은 상태…
in Arabic رَزانة, وَقار…
in Portuguese sobriedade…
in Catalan sobrietat…
in Japanese しらふ, 酒に酔っていないこと…
in Italian sobrietà, moderazione…
in Chinese (Traditional) 未醉的, 未醉,清醒…
in Chinese (Simplified) 未醉的, 未醉,清醒…
(Definition of sobriety from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of sobriety?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “sobriety” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

be in/out of luck

to be able/unable to have or do what you want

Word of the Day

A certain je ne sais quoi: French words and phrases used in English

by Liz Walter,
January 21, 2015
It is an odd irony that the more sophisticated your use of English is, the more likely you are to use French words and phrases. Or, to be more accurate, ones you know to be French – words such as ballet, au pair, abattoir, fiancé, café, and restaurant are so entrenched in

Read More 

micro pig noun

January 26, 2015
an extremely small pig, bred to be a pet Micro pigs have become popular pets recently, with famous owners including Victoria Beckham, Paris Hilton and Olympic diver, Tom Daley.

Read More