sobriety[sə brī′ə tē, sō-]
- Sobriety is a serious state of mind, or when you are not affected by drugs, alcohol or other substances.
- An example of sobriety is your state of mind at a funeral.
- An example of sobriety is when you do not take drugs or consume alcohol.
the state or quality of being sober; specif.,
- temperance or moderation, esp. in the use of alcoholic liquor
- seriousness; sedateness
Origin of sobrietyMiddle English sobrete ; from Old French sobriete ; from Classical Latin sobrietas ; from sobrius, sober
The state or condition of being sober: “three years of drug-free sobriety” (Ron Rosenbaum). See Synonyms at abstinence.
Origin of sobrietyMiddle English sobriete, from Old French, from Latin sōbrietās, from sōbrius, sober; see sober.