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English definition of “sobriety”

sobriety

noun [U] (SERIOUS)    /səˈbraɪ.ɪ.ti/ US  /-ə.t̬i/ formal
seriousness : We had the priest sitting at our table , which instilled a little sobriety into the occasion .Serious and unpleasantNot attractive to look atInformal words for bad
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