insobriety

[in-suh-brahy-i-tee]

noun

lack of sobriety or moderation; intemperance; drunkenness.

Nearby words

  1. insistence,
  2. insistency,
  3. insistent,
  4. insistently,
  5. insnare,
  6. insociable,
  7. insofar,
  8. insofar as,
  9. insol.,
  10. insolate

Origin of insobriety

First recorded in 1605–15; in-3 + sobriety

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British Dictionary definitions for insobriety

insobriety

noun

lack of sobriety; intemperance
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Word Origin and History for insobriety

insobriety

n.

1610s, from in- (1) "not, opposite of" + sobriety.

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