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adjective American English pronunciation: sober /ˈsoʊbər/ 
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adjectivesober
comparativesoberer
superlativesoberest

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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.

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