sober ADJECTIVE (soberer, soberest) 1) not affected by alcohol; not drunk. 2) serious; thoughtful. 3) (of a colour) not bright or conspicuous.
VERB 1) (usu. sober up) make or become sober after drinking alcohol. 2) make or become serious.
DERIVATIVES soberly adverb.
ORIGIN Latin sobrius.

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