sleepless


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sleep·less

 (slēp′lĭs)
adj.
1.
a. Marked by a lack of sleep: a sleepless night.
b. Unable to sleep.
2. Always alert or active; never resting: a sleepless district of the city.

sleep′less·ly adv.
sleep′less·ness n.

sleepless

(ˈsliːplɪs)
adj
1. without sleep or rest: a sleepless journey.
2. unable to sleep
3. always watchful or alert
4. chiefly poetic always active or moving: the sleepless tides.
ˈsleeplessly adv
ˈsleeplessness n

sleep•less

(ˈslip lɪs)

adj.
1. without sleep: a sleepless night.
2. watchful; alert: sleepless devotion to duty.
3. always active: the sleepless ocean.
[1375–1425]
sleep′less•ly, adv.
sleep′less•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.sleepless - experiencing or accompanied by sleeplessness; "insomniac old people"; "insomniac nights"; "lay sleepless all night"; "twenty watchful, weary, tedious nights"- Shakespeare
awake - not in a state of sleep; completely conscious; "lay awake thinking about his new job"; "still not fully awake"
2.sleepless - always watchful; "to an eye like mine, a lidless watcher of the public weal"- Alfred Tennyson
alert, watchful - engaged in or accustomed to close observation; "caught by a couple of alert cops"; "alert enough to spot the opportunity when it came"; "constantly alert and vigilant, like a sentinel on duty"

sleepless

adjective
1. wakeful, disturbed, restless, insomniac, unsleeping I have sleepless nights worrying about her.
2. (Chiefly poetic) alert, vigilant, watchful, wide awake, unsleeping his sleepless vigilance

sleepless

adjective
Marked by an absence of sleep:
Translations
أرِق، بدون نَوْم
bezesný
søvnløs
svefnlaus, andvaka
nespečen

sleepless

[ˈsliːplɪs] ADJ [person] → insomne
many sleepless nightsmuchas noches en blanco or sin dormir
to have a sleepless nightpasar la noche en blanco or sin dormir

sleepless

[ˈsliːpləs] adj
a sleepless night → une nuit blanche

sleepless

adjschlaflos

sleepless

[ˈsliːplɪs] adj (person) → insonne; (night) → in bianco, insonne

sleep

(sliːp) past tense, past participle slept (slept) verb
to rest with the eyes closed and in a state of natural unconsciousness. Goodnight – sleep well!; I can't sleep – my mind is too active.
noun
(a) rest in a state of natural unconsciousness. It is bad for you to have too little sleep, since it makes you tired; I had only four hours' sleep last night.
ˈsleeper noun
1. a person who sleeps. Nothing occurred to disturb the sleepers.
2. a berth or compartment for sleeping, on a railway train. I'd like to book a sleeper on the London train.
ˈsleepless adjective
without sleep. He spent a sleepless night worrying about the situation.
ˈsleepy adjective
1. inclined to sleep; drowsy. I feel very sleepy after that long walk.
2. not (seeming to be) alert. She always has a sleepy expression.
3. (of places etc) very quiet; lacking entertainment and excitement. a sleepy town.
ˈsleepily adverb
ˈsleepiness noun
ˈsleeping-bag noun
a kind of large warm bag for sleeping in, used by campers etc.
ˈsleeping-pill / ˈsleeping-tablet nouns
a kind of pill that can be taken to make one sleep. She tried to commit suicide by swallowing an overdose of sleeping-pills.
ˈsleepwalk verb
to walk about while asleep. She was sleepwalking again last night.
ˈsleepwalker noun
put to sleep
1. to cause (a person or animal) to become unconscious by means of an anaesthetic; to anaesthetize. The doctor will give you an injection to put you to sleep.
2. to kill (an animal) painlessly, usually by the injection of a drug. As she was so old and ill my cat had to be put to sleep.
sleep like a log/top
to sleep very well and soundly.
sleep off
to recover from (something) by sleeping. She's in bed sleeping off the effects of the party.
sleep on
to put off making a decision about (something) overnight. I'll sleep on it and let you know tomorrow.
References in classic literature ?
Often when she woke Jo found Beth reading in her well-worn little book, heard her singing softly, to beguile the sleepless night, or saw her lean her face upon her hands, while slow tears dropped through the transparent fingers, and Jo would lie watching her with thoughts too deep for tears, feeling that Beth, in her simple, unselfish way, was trying to wean herself from the dear old life, and fit herself for the life to come, by sacred words of comfort, quiet prayers, and the music she loved so well.
Meanwhile Robert, addressing Mrs Pontellier, continued to tell of his one time hopeless passion for Madame Ratignolle; of sleepless nights, of consuming flames till the very sea sizzled when he took his daily plunge.
Many dark and sleepless nights have I been a companion for owls, separated from the chearful society of men, scorched by the Summer's sun, and pinched by the Winter's cold, an instrument ordained to settle the wilderness.
I had better have let it wait till morning, for it gave me a second sleepless night.
Thou hast been where bell or diver never went; hast slept by many a sailor's side, where sleepless mothers would give their lives to lay them down.
Rolling the hair on leads or papers was a favorite method of attaining the desired result, and though it often entailed a sleepless night, there were those who gladly paid the price.
Knightley remained with them, Emma's fever continued; but when he was gone, she began to be a little tranquillised and subduedand in the course of the sleepless night, which was the tax for such an evening, she found one or two such very serious points to consider, as made her feel, that even her happiness must have some alloy.
Hour after hour passed away in sleepless pain and delirium on Marianne's side, and in the most cruel anxiety on Elinor's, before Mr.
Rochester on the day which followed this sleepless night: I wanted to hear his voice again, yet feared to meet his eye.
Linton spent his days and nights there, a sleepless guardian; and - a circumstance concealed from all but me - Heathcliff spent his nights, at least, outside, equally a stranger to repose.
He observed that Magdalen's face showed plain signs of a sleepless night.
It was in my walk home that night, and in the sleepless hours which followed when I lay in bed, that the thought first occurred to me - though I don't know how it came into my head - which afterwards shaped itself into a settled resolution.