sobriety Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"sobriety" in British English

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sobrietynoun [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 ​priestsitting at ​ourtable, which ​instilled a little sobriety into the ​occasion.
(Definition of sobriety from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"sobriety" in American English

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sobrietynoun [U]

 us   /səˈbrɑɪ·ɪ·t̬i/
the ​state or ​quality of being sober (= not ​drunk) Sobriety also ​means the ​state of being ​serious and ​calm: This ​judge is ​known for his sobriety and ​fairness.
(Definition of sobriety from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “sobriety”
in Arabic رَزانة, وَقار…
in Korean 술에 취하지 않은 상태…
in Portuguese sobriedade…
in Catalan sobrietat…
in Japanese しらふ, 酒に酔っていないこと…
in Chinese (Simplified) 未醉的, 未醉,清醒…
in Chinese (Traditional) 未醉的, 未醉,清醒…
in Italian sobrietà, moderazione…
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