from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Lack of sobriety; intemperance, especially in drinking.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The state of being drunk; a lack of sobriety.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Lack of sobriety, moderation, or calmness; intemperance; drunkenness.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Lack of sobriety; intemperateness; drunkenness.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a temporary state resulting from excessive consumption of alcohol


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  • Actually, the index page for Genesis is quite revealing: insobriety ...

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  • I'm really not sure why someone would post a picture of him/herself in various states of insobriety and indiscretion.

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  • "Those who seek to alienate Sharia from governance so America can be content will spread among you usury, adultery, insobriety, moral dissolution, familial schisms, and all kinds and forms of crimes," he said, according to the official transcript.

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  • In religious life, insobriety is evident in popular movements that promote super-spiritual phenomena, born-again testimonies, and an extreme emphasis on charismatic gifts, appealing to the certainty of personal first-order experiences by themselves, which must be repeated to keep up the momentum, sometimes in new and questionable ways.

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  • The most pervasive form of insobriety in American culture is consumerism.

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  • This is a serious mistake because it results in a harsh dichotomy between spiritual life and the material world, and leads to insobriety.

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  • In the 16 years since the death of her husband, Kurt Cobain, Courtney Love has achieved infamy as a verbally incontinent mascot to insobriety.

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  • Along the way, the mild-mannered Green is introduced to the joys of groupie sex, narcotic-fuelled insobriety of dubious origin via a giant bifter known as a "Jeffrey", and various other staples of the rock star lifestyle.

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  • Anyone arrested for insobriety in Vermont was subject to a mandatory jail sentence if he failed to name the person from whom he acquired his liquor.


  • The idea of the American republic as a self-perfecting phenomenon has blended with our religious idealism to shape the way that we've viewed drugs and insobriety throughout U.S. history.

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