Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Devoid of extreme qualities, such as exaggeration; sober.

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  • adjective completely lacking in humor or lightness of touch

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Indeed, Mr. Daisey himself recently wrote about Shenzhen in a sobersided op-ed column published in the New York Times.

    The Technogeek's Lament

  • Where are the sobersided conservatives of yesteryear, who understood that the safety and soundness of our financial system is fundamental to America's economic health?

    Will GOP Block Wall Street Fix?

  • Where are the sobersided conservatives of yesteryear, who understood that the safety and soundness of our financial system is fundamental to America's economic health?

    Will Marshall: Will GOP Block Wall Street Fix?

  • The IEEE, normally the sobersided epitome of integrity and accountability, has had one of its standards-committees jump the tracks.

    Boing Boing: September 14, 2003 - September 20, 2003 Archives

  • Powers' novel, a far more sobersided outing, reimagines the history of American expansion through the somewhat more complicated "life" of Clare Soap & Chemical, a business that morphs from a family affair to a multiconglomerate.

    The Winshaw Legacy or What a Carve Up! and Gain

  • Soon, he was coaxing a sense of humor out of his rather sobersided bride, or at least a newfound sense of playfulness.

    Mark Twain

  • Powers' novel, a far more sobersided outing, reimagines the history of American expansion through the somewhat more complicated "life" of Clare Soap & Chemical, a business that morphs from a family affair to a multiconglomerate.

    The Little Professor:

  • Soon, he was coaxing a sense of humor out of his rather sobersided bride, or at least a newfound sense of playfulness.

    Mark Twain

  • As sobersided etymologists of historic phrases say, hot dawg!

    No Uncertain Terms

  • The IEEE, normally the sobersided epitome of integrity and accountability, has had one of its standards-committees jump the tracks.

    WIL WHEATON dot NET: 1.5: September 2003 Archives

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