Synonyms of sober in English:

sober


See definition of sober

adjective

1‘they were drunk more often than sober’

SYNONYMS
not drunk, not intoxicated, clear-headed, as sober as a judge
teetotal, abstinent, non-drinking
abstemious, temperate, moderate
informal on the wagon, dry
ANTONYMS

drunk

2‘a sober view of life’

SYNONYMS
serious, sensible, solemn, thoughtful, grave, sombre, severe, earnest, sedate, staid, dignified, steady, level-headed, serious-minded, businesslike, down-to-earth, commonsensical, pragmatic, self-controlled, restrained, conservative
strict, puritanical
Scottish douce
ANTONYMS

light-hearted, frivolous

3‘a sober account of the trial’

SYNONYMS
unemotional, dispassionate
factual, realistic, objective
low-key, matter-of-fact, prosaic, no-nonsense, rational, logical, straightforward, well considered, plain
ANTONYMS

sensational, emotional

4‘a sober grey suit’

SYNONYMS
sombre, restrained, subdued, severe, austere
conventional, traditional, staid, unadventurous
dark, dark-coloured, quiet, drab, plain
ANTONYMS

flamboyant


verb

1‘I ought to sober up a bit’

SYNONYMS
become sober, become clear-headed
informal dry out

2‘that coffee sobered him up’

SYNONYMS
make sober, clear someone's head
informal dry out

3‘he smiled at her, but then his expression sobered’

SYNONYMS
become serious, become more serious, settle, settle down, relax, soften, steady, cool

4‘his expression sobered her’

SYNONYMS
make serious, make more serious
subdue, calm down, steady
bring to, bring down to earth, make pensive, make reflective, make someone stop and think, give someone pause for thought
British quieten
North American quiet