Synonyms for sobriety

Grammar : Noun
Spell : suh-brahy-i-tee, soh-
Phonetic Transcription : səˈbraɪ ɪ ti, soʊ-

Définition of sobriety

Origin :
  • c.1400, "moderation in indulgence," from Old French sobriete "sobriety, moderation" (Modern French sobrieté) or directly from Latin sobrietatem (nominative sobrietas), from sobrius (see sober (adj.)). Meaning "steadiness, gravity" is recorded from 1540s.
  • noun abstinence
Example sentences :
  • Such are the enjoyments of sobriety; such are the gratifications of innocence.
  • Extract from : « Imogen » by William Godwin
  • In the graver hours of activity and industry, sobriety may be proper.
  • Extract from : « Imogen » by William Godwin
  • Between wisdom and sobriety of soul (which is temperance) he drew no distinction.
  • Extract from : « The Memorabilia » by Xenophon
  • Men part with all sobriety of judgment when they come on ground of this kind.
  • Extract from : « Short Studies on Great Subjects » by James Anthony Froude
  • To what degree of industry, frugality, and sobriety can the Indian be brought?
  • Extract from : « The Indian Question (1874) » by Francis A. Walker
  • He is but a drunkard in his cups, thou a palterer in sobriety.'
  • Extract from : « The Fifth Queen Crowned » by Ford Madox Ford
  • The balance on one leg in walking a plank as a proof of sobriety.
  • Extract from : « The Sailor's Word-Book » by William Henry Smyth
  • That temperance and sobriety are the best guardians of health is an old story.
  • Extract from : « The Simple Life » by Charles Wagner
  • For sobriety is a kind of prudence, 395as people say, and justice also needs the presence of prudence.
  • Extract from : « Plutarch's Morals » by Plutarch
  • Most fellows only reach that stage of sobriety when they are middle-aged.
  • Extract from : « A College Girl » by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey

Antonyms for sobriety

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