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Date: 1300-1400
Language: Old French
Origin: sobre, from Latin sobrius

sober

1 adjective
     
so‧ber1
1 not drunk:
He's a nice guy when he's sober.
2 serious, and thinking or making you think carefully about things:
a sober, hard-working young man
a sober reminder of the difficulties we face
3 plain and not at all brightly coloured:
a sober grey suit
soberly adverb

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