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Synonyms for soberˈsoʊ bər

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sober(adj)

    not affected by a chemical substance (especially alcohol)

    Synonyms:
    serious, sombre, drab, grave, sedate, unplayful, somber, solemn

    Antonyms:
    frivolous, sottish, colorful, orgiastic, hopped-up, colourful, potty, mellow, soused, pissed, tipsy, bibulous, stiff, wet, sloshed, inebriated, stoned, blotto, drunk, soaked, narcotized, bacchanalian, beery, pixilated, crocked, sozzled, loaded, besotted, bacchic, drugged, intoxicated, bacchanal, carousing, slopped, cockeyed, fuddled, drunken, smashed, boozy, plastered, tight, tiddly, squiffy, blind drunk, half-seas-over, pie-eyed, high, doped, narcotised

  2. grave, sedate, sober, solemn(adj)

    dignified and somber in manner or character and committed to keeping promises

    "a grave God-fearing man"; "a quiet sedate nature"; "as sober as a judge"; "a solemn promise"; "the judge was solemn as he pronounced sentence"

    Synonyms:
    severe, sober, serious, somber, earnest, sincere, dangerous, staid, unplayful, weighty, grave, grievous, drab, sedate, life-threatening, solemn, heavy, sombre

    Antonyms:
    tipsy, drugged, drunken, bacchic, sloshed, colorful, slopped, squiffy, orgiastic, fuddled, pissed, hopped-up, pie-eyed, blotto, intoxicated, doped, carousing, cockeyed, sottish, plastered, mellow, bacchanal, blind drunk, frivolous, pixilated, bibulous, wet, soaked, beery, crocked, stoned, stiff, boozy, bacchanalian, tight, soused, half-seas-over, colourful, smashed, potty, narcotized, inebriated, loaded, besotted, drunk, high, narcotised, tiddly, sozzled

  3. drab, sober, somber, sombre(adj)

    lacking brightness or color; dull

    "drab faded curtains"; "sober Puritan grey"; "children in somber brown clothes"

    Synonyms:
    sober, serious, melancholy, somber, dingy, drear, grim, gloomy, dismal, blue, dark, grave, drab, olive-drab, sedate, disconsolate, dreary, unplayful, solemn, sorry, sombre

    Antonyms:
    mellow, sottish, slopped, colourful, potty, boozy, blotto, besotted, soused, wet, loaded, pissed, hopped-up, carousing, high, drunk, orgiastic, sozzled, drugged, bibulous, intoxicated, pixilated, inebriated, stiff, colorful, tipsy, half-seas-over, bacchic, fuddled, narcotized, beery, tight, sloshed, cockeyed, stoned, plastered, doped, squiffy, frivolous, tiddly, blind drunk, drunken, pie-eyed, bacchanalian, crocked, narcotised, soaked, smashed, bacchanal

  4. unplayful, serious, sober(verb)

    completely lacking in playfulness

    Synonyms:
    serious, severe, sombre, drab, grave, good, sedate, unplayful, life-threatening, sober, somber, dangerous, grievous, solemn

    Antonyms:
    sloshed, hopped-up, frivolous, inebriated, wet, crocked, loaded, beery, slopped, doped, soaked, half-seas-over, mellow, potty, bacchic, colourful, narcotised, pie-eyed, plastered, tiddly, tight, cockeyed, stiff, soused, fuddled, bacchanal, blotto, squiffy, blind drunk, pixilated, narcotized, bibulous, drugged, pissed, drunken, bacchanalian, tipsy, drunk, besotted, carousing, smashed, sottish, sozzled, high, boozy, stoned, intoxicated, orgiastic, colorful

  5. sober(verb)

    cause to become sober

    "A sobering thought"

    Synonyms:
    sober up

    Antonyms:
    bacchanal, sozzled, drugged, beery, narcotised, drunken, carousing, crocked, inebriated, loaded, squiffy, boozy, stiff, pixilated, mellow, blind drunk, bacchanalian, slopped, high, colourful, orgiastic, smashed, tiddly, potty, blotto, fuddled, bacchic, half-seas-over, doped, soused, pie-eyed, sottish, soaked, plastered, besotted, bibulous, stoned, wet, narcotized, frivolous, drunk, tight, intoxicated, colorful, pissed, cockeyed, sloshed, hopped-up, tipsy

  6. sober up, sober(verb)

    become more realistic

    "After thinking about the potential consequences of his plan, he sobered up"

    Synonyms:
    sober up, sober

    Antonyms:
    slopped, inebriated, potty, sloshed, squiffy, plastered, besotted, stoned, bacchanal, high, wet, loaded, doped, crocked, blotto, cockeyed, pissed, stiff, tight, smashed, narcotized, drugged, tiddly, mellow, boozy, bacchanalian, half-seas-over, beery, colourful, fuddled, orgiastic, hopped-up, drunk, soaked, tipsy, pie-eyed, blind drunk, narcotised, sozzled, frivolous, carousing, drunken, soused, bacchic, intoxicated, bibulous, sottish, pixilated, colorful

  7. sober up, sober(verb)

    become sober after excessive alcohol consumption

    "Keep him in bed until he sobers up"

    Synonyms:
    sober up, sober

    Antonyms:
    tiddly, narcotized, sloshed, soaked, pissed, besotted, plastered, colourful, hopped-up, squiffy, sottish, colorful, intoxicated, tipsy, pie-eyed, sozzled, bibulous, crocked, stiff, carousing, fuddled, drunken, soused, drugged, stoned, blotto, narcotised, loaded, boozy, half-seas-over, slopped, drunk, bacchic, inebriated, bacchanal, frivolous, smashed, mellow, high, pixilated, cockeyed, tight, potty, bacchanalian, orgiastic, blind drunk, doped, wet, beery

Wiktionary

  1. sober(verb)

    Antonyms:
    drunk

  2. sober(adjective)

    not drunk; not intoxicated

    Antonyms:
    drunk

  3. sober(adjective)

    (often with up) To overcome or lose a state of intoxication.

    Antonyms:
    drunk

  4. sober(adjective)

    in character; moderate; realistic; serious; not playful; not passionate; cool; self-controlled

    Antonyms:
    drunk

  5. sober(adjective)

    dull; not bright or colorful;

    Antonyms:
    drunk

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. sober(a.)

    Synonyms:
    temperate, abstemious, abstinent, not drunken

  2. sober(a.)

    Synonyms:
    calm, moderate, cool, composed, unruffled, unimpassioned, dispassionate, steady, sedate, demure, staid, rational

  3. sober(a.)

    Synonyms:
    grave, solemn, serious, pensive

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List of paraphrases:

sober-minded, clear-headed, cool-headed, austere, dispassionate


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