Meaning of “sobriety” in the English Dictionary

"sobriety" in British English

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sobrietynoun [ U ]

uk /səˈbraɪ.ə.ti/ us /səˈbraɪ.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.

(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)