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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 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…
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