nykter

SwedishEdit

AdjectiveEdit

nykter

  1. sober (not drunk)
    När han, spik nykter, kom hem, satte han sig att sy med förtviflans fart.
    When he, fully sober, got home, he sat down to sew with a desperate speed.
  2. sober, abstaining (who doesn't drink)
    Den orättfärdige övar ej orätt mer, tjuven blir ärlig, lögnaren blir sann, svärjaren blir kvitt sin last och drinkarens händer fatta icke mer om glaset. Han har blivit nykter.
    The unrighteous makes no more evil, the thief becomes honest, the liar turns true, the swearer is aquitted of his vice and the drunkard's hands do no longer grasp the glass. He has become sober.
  3. sober; realistic, self-controlled, down-to-earth
    Det gäller att anlägga en nykter syn på denna sak.
    It is important to take a sober view on this issue.

DeclensionEdit

Inflection of nykter
Indefinite/attributive Positive Comparative Superlative2
Common singular nykter nyktrare nyktrast
Neuter singular nyktert nyktrare nyktrast
Plural nyktra nyktrare nyktrast
Definite Positive Comparative Superlative
Masculine singular1 nyktre nyktrare nyktraste
All nyktra nyktrare nyktraste
1) Only used, optionally, to refer to things whose natural gender is masculine.
2) The indefinite superlative forms are only used in an attributive role.

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