2 moderation in or abstinence from alcohol or drugs
4 abstaining from excess [syn: temperance]
- Rhymes: -aɪɪti
quality or state of being sober
quality or state of not being intoxicated
Sobriety is solemn or dignified personal behaviour, in particular abstinence with regard to (typically) the consumption of alcoholic beverages or illicit drugs. It is also sometimes applied to the figurative 'consumption' of pornography, video games, DVDs, CDs, books, and the like.
The common phrase clean and sober refers to both not taking illicit drugs ("clean") and not drinking alcohol ("sober").
sobriety in German: Nüchternheit
sobriety in French: Sobriété
sobriety in Russian: Трезвость
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