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adjective sober pronunciation in American English /ˈsoʊbər/
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  1. 1
    not drunk
    We’ll talk about this tomorrow, when you’re sober.
  2. 2
    with a serious attitude
    A sober voice on the radio announced the bad news.
    We need a more sober assessment of the chances for ending this war.
  3. 3
    plain and not brightly colored
    I’d suggest wearing something more sober for an event like this.

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Let’s look at the problem soberly.
soberly dressed


a fashion trend in which people intentionally wear ordinary, inexpensive, widely-available clothing

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a flower or small bunch of flowers worn on the lapel of a jacket on special occasions

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