sleepiness


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sleep·y

 (slē′pē)
adj. sleep·i·er, sleep·i·est
1.
a. Ready for or needing sleep.
b. Sluggish from sleep.
2. Inducing sleep.
3. Inactive; quiet: a sleepy rural town.

sleep′i·ly adv.
sleep′i·ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sleepiness - a very sleepy state; "sleepiness causes many driving accidents"
temporary state - a state that continues for a limited time
oscitance, oscitancy - drowsiness and dullness manifested by yawning
sleeplessness, wakefulness - 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"

sleepiness

noun drowsiness, lethargy, torpor, heaviness, somnolence, doziness I was doomed to sleepiness for the remainder of the morning.
Translations
نُعاس
ospalost
søvnighed
svefnhöfgi
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sleepiness

[ˈsliːpɪnɪs] N
1. [of person] → somnolencia f
2. [of town, village] → tranquilidad f (pej) → sopor m (pej)

sleepiness

[ˈsliːpinɪs] ntorpeur f, envie f de dormir

sleepiness

n
(= drowsiness)Müdigkeit f, → Schläfrigkeit f
(fig: of place, atmosphere) → Verschlafenheit f

sleepiness

[ˈsliːpɪnɪs] n (of person, village) → sonnolenza

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.

sleep·i·ness

n. somnolencia, adormecimiento.

sleepiness

n somnolencia
References in classic literature ?
Monty was sitting up when they reached the hut, but at the sight of Trent's companion he cowered back and affected sleepiness.
And I began to suffer from sleepiness too; so that it was full night before we reached the wood.
Whether on this account, or from absent-mindedness, or from sleepiness, she did not perceive that they had long ago passed the point at which the lane to Trantridge branched from the highway, and that her conductor had not taken the Trantridge track.
His hussars were placed along the line in couples and he himself rode along the line trying to master the sleepiness that kept coming over him.
Being once safe, he left his horse at a livery stable in order not to arouse suspicion, and tranquilly continued his journey on the canal-boats, which conveyed him by easy stages to Dort, pursuing their way under skilful guidance by the shortest possible routes through the windings of the river, which held in its watery embrace so many enchanting little islands, edged with willows and rushes, and abounding in luxurious vegetation, whereon flocks of fat sheep browsed in peaceful sleepiness.
But, from the point where Mr Codlin was charged with sleepiness, he had shown an increasing interest in the discussion: which now attained a very high pitch.
We catched fish and talked, and we took a swim now and then to keep off sleepiness.
Moss made strong efforts to keep his eyes wide open, in spite of the sleepiness which an unusually good dinner produced in his hard-worked frame.
echoed the major-domo, opening eyes that were beginning to close in a very suspicious sleepiness, in wide amazement.
As this thought occurred to the good lady, her countenance unconsciously assumed that compound expression of simpering and sleepiness which, being common to all such portraits, is perhaps one reason why they are always so charming and agreeable.
First, in uncontrolled moments, under the influence of sleepiness or drink or delirium, you will say things calculated to injure the faithless deceiver.
Bill walked down the long passage to his bedroom with no trace of the sleepiness which had been weighing on him five minutes before.