n [U] quality or state of being sober(2) 认真; 审慎; 郑重
*a conscientious man noted for his sobriety 以认真审慎着称的男子.
[Date: 1400-1500; Language: Old French;Origin: sobrieté, from Latin sobrietas, from sobrius; SOBER1]
when someone is not drunk
John had periods of sobriety, but always went back to drinking.
behaviour that shows a serious attitude to life