Society Without Sobriety

sobriety sษ™-brฤซโ€ฒฤญ-tฤ“, sล-

noun

  1. The state or condition of being sober: synonym: abstinence.
  2. The state, habit, or character of being sober.
  3. Moderation in general conduct or character; avoidance of excess or extremes.
  4. Reasonableness; saneness; soundness: as, sobriety of judgment.
  5. Modest or quiet demeanor; composure; sedateness; dignity; gravity; staidness.
  6. Synonyms and Abstinence, Temperance, etc. See abstemiousness.
  7. and Soberness, moderation, moderateness, regularity, steadiness, quietness.
  8. Habitual soberness or temperance as to the use of spirituous liquors.
  9. Habitual freedom from enthusiasm, inordinate passion, or overheated imagination; calmness; coolness; gravity; seriousness.

The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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