Behaviour matters!

sobriety
(n)
sǝ-BRI-ǝ-tee
Meaning

1. abstinence from alcohol

1st Sample Sentence

1. Today I celebrate twenty years of sobriety: it was twenty years ago today that I swore never again to touch alcohol.

2nd Meaning

2. seriousness

2nd Sample Sentence

2. Most people are intimidated by his sobriety and quietness.

Root

se (without, not)#ebrius (drunk) (Latin)

Antonyms

levity

Mnemonics

sobr. sounds like SOBER. AND a sober person is always serious about his life, therefore seriousness is the state of being sober. sobriety sounds like propriety (proper manners) ie decency

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