sober (from lat. "sobrius") 1 (", in") adj. Applied to persons and, accordingly, to habits, words, etc. He says he eats, speaks, moves, etc. , with moderation: "sober in the drink. Sober words, gestures. Sober in the manifestation of their feelings". Abstemio, austere, lean, frugal, moderate, morigerado, serious, severe, tempered. Circumspect. Bare-bones. Moderate. 2. applied to things, no excess decorations: "A sober decoration". Simple. 3. do not over, but moderately: "A sober breakfast". 4. applied to people who is not drunk.