6. plain, simple, unexaggerated, unembroidered, unvarnished, unadorned, unembellished; unornamented, undecked, ungarnished, unenriched; pure, unadulterated, chaste, unaffected, unpretentious, wholesome; dull, tedious, prosaic, unimaginative, boring; hard, harsh, severe, cold, realistic, practical; solid, substantial, firm, sound, real, tangible.
7. sane, lucid, clear, rational, reasonable, sensible; well-founded, well-grounded, well-advised, logical, objective, proper, correct; just, right, fair, humane, equitable, impartial, judicious, moderate; well-considered, level-headed, prudent, provident, circumspect, politic.
-v. 8. sober up, Inf. dry out, detoxify, make or become sober.
9. make pensive or serious, cause to reflect, make [s.o.] stop and think, give [s.o.] pause, Inf. shake [s.o.] up; quiet, subdue, calm down, pacify. sobriety, n. 1. soberness, teetotalism, nephalism, abstinence; prohibition, blue-ribbonism; Rechabitism.
2. temperance, moderation, self-restraint, self-control; refrainment, forbearance, desistance; abstention, nonindulgence, abstemiousness; continence, celibacy, fasting; Puritanism, austerity, self-mortification, selfdeprivation; asceticism, self-denial, self-abnegation.
3. seriousness, earnestness, solemnity, solemnness; sedateness, staidness, dignity, formality, formalness, reserve; poise, self-confidence, assurance, self-possession; composure, self-control, coolness, cool-headedness, level-headedness; calmness, equanimity, equilibrium, imperturbability, imperturbableness, tranquillity, serenity.
4. gravity, cruciality, decisiveness, vitalness, import, importance, consequence; significance, consideration, concern, moment, momentousness; weight, responsibility, ponderousness, massiveness; greatness, largeness, enormity, enormousness; vastness, immensity, immenseness, magnitude, scope, extent; depth, profundity, profoundness, intensity, intenseness. sobriquet, n. nickname, agnomen, cognomen, byname, moniker, handle; familiar name, pet name, diminutive, epithet, Chiefly Scot. to-name. sociability, n. 1. gregariousness, friendliness, amicability, congeniality, Ger. Gemlitlichkeit, neighborliness, companionability; affability, approachableness, accessibility, communicativeness, talkativeness, chattiness; easiness, openness, unreservedness, familiarity, easygoingness; amiability, pleasantness, good-naturedness; agreeableness, willingness, amenableness, considerateness; graciousness, geniality, politeness, cordiality, courteousness.
2. friendship, intimacy, closeness, mutual trust; fellowship, fraternization, partnership, colleagueship, cooperation. sociable, adj. friendly, gregarious, outgoing, extroverted, social; affable, approachable, accessible, communicative, conversational, conversable, chatty, Inf gabby, Inf. gossipy, talkative; familiar, folksy, Inf. chummy, Inf. cozy, intimate; amiable, amicable, congenial, neighborly, hospitable, genial, cordial, gracious; companionable, brotherly, sisterly, kindly, warm-hearted; hearty, hail-fellow-well-met, convivial, jovial, agreeable, pleasant. social, adj. 1. friendly, companionable, affable, amiable, convivial, outgoing, sociable. See sociable.
2. community, communal, societal, human; collective, popular, widespread, common; civic, civil, municipal, city, urban. socialize, v. get together, Sl. party, hang out, fraternize, band together; talk, chat, Sl. chew the fat or rag, Inf. gab, gossip; mix, mingle, rub elbows, rub shoulders, mill; associate with, hobnob with, consort with, keep company with, Inf. run around with, hang around with, pal around with, chum around with; keep open house, keep the latchstring out, keep the welcome mat out, have the door always open.
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