sobering

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English[edit]

Adjective[edit]

sobering

  1. Causing more sober thought or concern.
    It was a sobering thought that I had almost killed myself. That was something I wouldn't soon do on purpose again.
    • 2011 October 29, Phil McNulty, “Chelsea 3 - 5 Arsenal”, BBC Sport:
      For Chelsea coach Andre Villas-Boas, this was his most sobering moment in the Premier League and he looked stunned on the sidelines at the regularity with which Chelsea's defence was exposed.

Verb[edit]

sobering

  1. present participle of sober