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Definition of 'sobering'

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Ma flashed me a look of approval for sobering him up so quickly. Andrews, Virginia WEB OF DREAMS (2002)It was all famous stuff, nearly all of it, anyway, and it was sobering to stroll round and see so much impressive sculpture. Malcolm, John THE GWEN JOHN SCULPTURE (2002)She put her hand on my chest to stop me falling and I could feel its sobering power as her touch worked its magic. James Birrell THE MANANA MAN (2002)

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British English: sobering ADJECTIVE
You say that something is a sobering thought or has a sobering effect when a situation seems serious and makes you become serious and thoughtful.
Statistics paint a sobering picture–unemployment, and lower home values.
  • American English: sobering
  • Brazilian Portuguese: que nos fazer refletir
  • Chinese: 令人深思的
  • European Spanish: instructivo
  • French: qui fait réfléchir
  • German: ernüchternd
  • Italian: che dà a riflettere
  • Japanese: 深刻な
  • Korean: 정신이 번쩍 드는
  • European Portuguese: que nos fazer refletir
  • Spanish: preocupante

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