Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb sober

3 senses of sober

Sense 1
sober -- (cause to become sober; "A sobering thought")
       => change, alter, modify -- (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue")

Sense 2
sober up, sober -- (become more realistic; "After thinking about the potential consequences of his plan, he sobered up")
       => become, go, get -- (enter or assume a certain state or condition; "He became annoyed when he heard the bad news"; "It must be getting more serious"; "her face went red with anger"; "She went into ecstasy"; "Get going!")

Sense 3
sober up, sober -- (become sober after excessive alcohol consumption; "Keep him in bed until he sobers up")
       => become, go, get -- (enter or assume a certain state or condition; "He became annoyed when he heard the bad news"; "It must be getting more serious"; "her face went red with anger"; "She went into ecstasy"; "Get going!")

Antonyms of adj sober

4 senses of sober

Sense 1
sober (vs. intoxicated) -- (not affected by a chemical substance (especially alcohol))

intoxicated (vs. sober), drunk, inebriated -- (stupefied or excited by a chemical substance (especially alcohol); "a noisy crowd of intoxicated sailors"; "helplessly inebriated")
        => bacchanalian, bacchanal, bacchic, carousing, orgiastic -- (used of riotously drunken merrymaking; "a night of bacchanalian revelry"; "carousing bands of drunken soldiers"; "orgiastic festivity")
        => beery -- (smelling of beer)
        => besotted, blind drunk, blotto, crocked, cockeyed, fuddled, loaded, pie-eyed, pissed, pixilated, plastered, slopped, sloshed, smashed, soaked, soused, sozzled, squiffy, stiff, tight, wet -- (very drunk)
        => potty, tiddly, tipsy -- (slightly intoxicated)
        => bibulous, boozy, drunken, sottish -- (given to or marked by the consumption of alcohol; "a bibulous fellow"; "a bibulous evening"; "his boozy drinking companions"; "thick boozy singing"; "a drunken binge"; "two drunken gentlemen holding each other up"; "sottish behavior")
        => doped, drugged, narcotized, narcotised -- (under the influence of narcotics; "knocked out by doped wine"; "a drugged sleep"; "were under the effect of the drugged sweets"; "in a stuperous narcotized state")
        => half-seas-over -- (British informal for `intoxicated')
        => high, mellow -- (slightly and pleasantly intoxicated from alcohol or a drug (especially marijuana))
        => hopped-up, stoned -- (under the influence of narcotics)

Sense 2
grave, sedate, sober, solemn -- (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")

INDIRECT (VIA serious) -> frivolous -- (not serious in content or attitude or behavior; "a frivolous novel"; "a frivolous remark"; "a frivolous young woman")

Sense 3
drab, sober, somber, sombre -- (lacking brightness or color; dull; "drab faded curtains"; "sober Puritan grey"; "children in somber brown clothes")

INDIRECT (VIA colorless) -> colorful, colourful -- (having striking color; "colorful autumn leaves")

Sense 4
unplayful (vs. playful), serious, sober -- (completely lacking in playfulness)


Similarity of adj sober

4 senses of sober

Sense 1
sober (vs. intoxicated) -- (not affected by a chemical substance (especially alcohol))
       => cold sober, stone-sober -- (totally sober)
       => drug-free -- (characteristic of a person not taking illegal drugs or of a place where no illegal drugs are used)
       => dry, teetotal -- (practicing complete abstinence from alcoholic beverages; "he's been dry for ten years"; "no thank you; I happen to be teetotal")
       => uninebriated, unintoxicated -- (not inebriated)

Sense 2
grave, sedate, sober, solemn -- (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")
       => serious (vs. frivolous) -- (concerned with work or important matters rather than play or trivialities; "a serious student of history"; "a serious attempt to learn to ski"; "gave me a serious look"; "a serious young man"; "are you serious or joking?"; "Don't be so serious!")

Sense 3
drab, sober, somber, sombre -- (lacking brightness or color; dull; "drab faded curtains"; "sober Puritan grey"; "children in somber brown clothes")
       => colorless (vs. colorful), colourless -- (weak in color; not colorful)

Sense 4
unplayful (vs. playful), serious, sober -- (completely lacking in playfulness)

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