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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.
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