sleeplessness


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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sleeplessness - a temporary state in which you are unable (or unwilling) to sleepsleeplessness - a temporary state in which you are unable (or unwilling) to sleep; "accept your wakefulness and sleep in its own contrary way is more likely to come"
temporary state - a state that continues for a limited time

sleeplessness

noun insomnia, wakefulness Sleeplessness is sometimes the side effect of certain medications.
Translations

sleeplessness

[ˈsliːplɪsnɪs] Ninsomnio m

sleeplessness

[ˈsliːpləsnɪs] ninsomnie f

sleeplessness

sleeplessness

[ˈsliːplɪsnɪs] ninsonnia
References in classic literature ?
My sleeplessness while Nicolete slept had not been all ecstasy, for I had come to a bitter resolution; and next morning, when we were once more on our way, I took a favourable opportunity of conveying it to Nicolete.
But in the cautious comprehensiveness and unloitering vigilance with which Ahab threw his brooding soul into this unfaltering hunt, he would not permit himself to rest all his hopes upon the one crowning fact above mentioned, however flattering it might be to those hopes; nor in the sleeplessness of his vow could he so tranquillize his unquiet heart as to postpone all intervening quest.
and if so, you may dismount and safely reckon upon any quantity of sleeplessness under this roof for a twelvemonth, not to say for a single night.
Worn out by sleeplessness and anxiety they threw their burden of sorrow on one another and reproached and disputed with each other.
It's just as you mustn't be afraid of not being able to fall asleep, if you're afraid of sleeplessness.
Weary and exhausted from sleeplessness I threw myself upon the ground commanding Woola to stand guard.
A month of fever could not have changed her more than this one night of sleeplessness and sorrow.
NEXT morning I rose with the dawn, and having dressed myself and stood half-an-hour, my elbow leaning on the chest of drawers, considering what means I should adopt to restore my spirits, fagged with sleeplessness, to their ordinary tone--for I had no intention of getting up a scene with M.
The sun had scarcely shed its first beams on the majestic trees of the park and the lofty turrets of the castle, when the young king, who had been awake more than two hours, possessed by the sleeplessness of love, opened his shutters himself, and cast an inquiring look into the courts of the sleeping palace.
He had a strange feeling of uneasiness that night--not sleeplessness, for he seemed conscious of being asleep.
Days and nights of sleeplessness and anxiety had doubtless turned my head.
The big trunk stood ready in the hall, Mother's cloak and bonnet lay on the sofa, and Mother herself sat trying to eat, but looking so pale and worn with sleeplessness and anxiety that the girls found it very hard to keep their resolution.