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sobriety

[ suh-brahy-i-tee, soh- ]
/ səˈbraɪ ɪ ti, soʊ- /
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noun

the state or quality of being sober.
temperance or moderation, especially in the use of alcoholic beverages.
seriousness, gravity, or solemnity: an event marked by sobriety.

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Origin of sobriety

1375–1425; late Middle English sobrietie (<Old French sobriete) <Latin sōbrietās, equivalent to sōbri(us) sober + -etās, variant of -itās-ity after vowel stems

OTHER WORDS FROM sobriety

non·so·bri·e·ty, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for sobriety

sobriety
/ (səʊˈbraɪətɪ) /

noun

the state or quality of being sober
the quality of refraining from excess
the quality of being serious or sedate
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