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Synonyms of sobering

Verb


1. sober, change, alter, modify

usage: cause to become sober; "A sobering thought"

2. sober up, sober, become, go, get

usage: become more realistic; "After thinking about the potential consequences of his plan, he sobered up"

3. sober up, sober, become, go, get

usage: become sober after excessive alcohol consumption; "Keep him in bed until he sobers up"

Adjective


1. sobering, serious (vs. frivolous)

usage: tending to make sober or more serious; "the news had a sobering effect"

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