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sober

(of colours) plain and dull or subdued
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The M4 relief road represents an epic financial commitment and is a project that demands the soberest analysis at every stage of the planning.
Koestler refers to a state "which the mystics called 'ecstasy' and saints 'contemplation'; the greatest and soberest of modern psychologists had recognized this state as a fact and called it the 'oceanic sense'.
Then there was the year where I made the mistake of not drinking as much as my friends and realised how annoying it is to be the soberest person at the party.
Burke, had he now lived, would have retracted his assertion, that the age of chivalry had passed away; it revived, in all its impassioned fervour, amidst the soberest and gravest people in the civilized world.