sobering

[ soh-ber-ing ]
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adjective
  1. serious, grave, or solemn:One of the most sobering visits was to the cemetery at Omaha Beach where 18,000 American servicemen lie buried.The agency has issued a sobering warning about the health of the world's oceans.

Origin of sobering

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Other words from sobering

  • so·ber·ing·ly, adverb
  • non·so·ber·ing, adjective
  • un·so·ber·ing, adjective

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