Synonyms of sober


1. sober, change, alter, modify

usage: cause to become sober; "A sobering thought"

2. sober up, sober, become, go, get

usage: become more realistic; "After thinking about the potential consequences of his plan, he sobered up"

3. sober up, sober, become, go, get

usage: become sober after excessive alcohol consumption; "Keep him in bed until he sobers up"


1. sober (vs. intoxicated), cold sober, stone-sober, drug-free, dry, teetotal, uninebriated, unintoxicated

usage: not affected by a chemical substance (especially alcohol)

2. grave, sedate, sober, solemn, serious (vs. frivolous)

usage: dignified and somber in manner or character and committed to keeping promises; "a grave God-fearing man"; "a quiet sedate nature"; "as sober as a judge"; "a solemn promise"; "the judge was solemn as he pronounced sentence"

3. drab, sober, somber, sombre, colorless (vs. colorful), colourless

usage: lacking brightness or color; dull; "drab faded curtains"; "sober Puritan grey"; "children in somber brown clothes"

4. unplayful (vs. playful), serious, sober

usage: completely lacking in playfulness

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Definition and meaning of sober (Dictionary)