somnolent


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som·no·lent

 (sŏm′nə-lənt)
adj.
1. Drowsy; sleepy.
2. Inducing or tending to induce sleep; soporific.

[Middle English sompnolent, from Old French, from Latin somnolentus : somnus, sleep; see swep- in Indo-European roots + -olentus, abounding in.]

som′no·lent·ly adv.

somnolent

(ˈsɒmnələnt)
adj
1. drowsy; sleepy
2. causing drowsiness
[C15: from Latin somnus sleep]
ˈsomnolence, ˈsomnolency n
ˈsomnolently adv

som•no•lent

(ˈsɒm nə lənt)

adj.
1. sleepy; drowsy.
2. tending to cause sleep.
[1425–75; late Middle English sompnolent < Old French < Latin somnolentus, derivative of somnus sleep]
som′no•lence, n.
som′no•lent•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.somnolent - inclined to or marked by drowsiness; "slumberous (or slumbrous) eyes"; "`slumbery' is archaic"; "the sound had a somnolent effect"
asleep - in a state of sleep; "were all asleep when the phone rang"; "fell asleep at the wheel"

somnolent

adjective (Formal)
1. sleepy, drowsy, dozy, comatose, nodding off (informal), torpid, half-awake, heavy-eyed The sedative makes people very somnolent.
2. quiet, peaceful, dull, sleepy, tranquil, inactive the somnolent villages of Sicily

somnolent

adjective
1. Ready for or needing sleep:
Translations

somnolent

[ˈsɒmnələnt] ADJ (= sleepy) → soñoliento

somnolent

adj
(= sleepy)schläfrig
(= causing sleep)einschläfernd

somnolent

[ˈsɒmnələnt] adj (liter) → sonnolento/a

somnolent

adj somnoliento, que tiene sueño
References in classic literature ?
He saw, in a vision, the family pew, the somnolent cushions, the Bibles, the psalm-books, Maria with her smelling-salts, his father sitting spectacled and critical; and at once he was struck with indignation, not unjustly.
When they had passed the little town of Stourcastle, dumbly somnolent under its thick brown thatch, they reached higher ground.
It is a somnolent town; and, as a rule, young men born there follow in their father's footsteps, working on the paternal farm or helping in the paternal store.
The clock now had a silent hall to tick in, and an audience of four or five somnolent merchants.
Sweet Cecilia had yielded to the somnolent influences of the supper and the night.
And yet, in this somnolent condition, my mind was able to pursue lazy trains of pleasant thought.
An empty glass stood on a table before him, which, with his somnolent condition and a very strong smell of brandy and water, forewarned the visitor that Mr Squeers had been seeking, in creature comforts, a temporary forgetfulness of his unpleasant situation.
The spirit of the place was the spirit of the peace of the living, somnolent with the easement and content of prosperity, and undisturbed by rumors of far wars.
With thunder and heavenly fireworks must one speak to indolent and somnolent senses.
Mr Verloc directed a casual and somnolent glance at Stevie, who sat on his right, delicate, pale-faced, his rosy mouth open vacantly.
I sent below the second mate and his watch and remained in charge, walking the deck through the chill, somnolent hours that precede the dawn.
He was again painfully aware of a somnolent tendency in Frederick