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wake·ful

 (wāk′fəl)
adj.
1.
a. Not sleeping or not able to sleep.
b. Without sleep; sleepless.
2. Watchful; alert.

wake′ful·ly adv.
wake′ful·ness n.

wakeful

(ˈweɪkfʊl)
adj
1. unable or unwilling to sleep
2. sleepless
3. alert
ˈwakefully adv
ˈwakefulness n

wake•ful

(ˈweɪk fəl)

adj.
1. unable to sleep.
2. sleepless: a wakeful night.
[1540–50]
wake′ful•ly, adv.
wake′ful•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.wakeful - carefully observant or attentivewakeful - carefully observant or attentive; on the lookout for possible danger; "a policy of open-eyed awareness"; "the vigilant eye of the town watch"; "there was a watchful dignity in the room"; "a watchful parent with a toddler in tow"
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"
2.wakeful - (of sleep) easily disturbedwakeful - (of sleep) easily disturbed; "in a light doze"; "a light sleeper"; "a restless wakeful night"
shallow - not deep or strong; not affecting one deeply; "shallow breathing"; "a night of shallow fretful sleep"; "in a shallow trance"
3.wakeful - marked by full consciousness or alertnesswakeful - marked by full consciousness or alertness; "worked every moment of my waking hours"
awake - not in a state of sleep; completely conscious; "lay awake thinking about his new job"; "still not fully awake"

wakeful

adjective sleepless, restless, insomniac, unsleeping, disturbed Wakeful babies often continue to need little sleep as they grow older.
sleepless asleep, dormant, dozing

wakeful

adjective
1. Not in a state of sleep:
2. Marked by an absence of sleep:
3. Vigilantly attentive:
Idiom: on the ball.
Translations
أَرِق، غَيْر قادِر على النَّوْممُتَّسِم بالأرَق
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wakeful

[ˈweɪkfʊl] ADJ
1. (= unable to sleep) [person] → desvelado
2. (= sleepless) to have a wakeful nightpasar la noche en vela
3. (frm) (= vigilant) → alerta, vigilante (to a)

wakeful

[ˈweɪkfʊl] adjpetit(e) dormeur/euse
Wakeful babies will often continue to need little sleep as they grow older → Les bébés petits dormeurs continueront à avoir besoin de peu de sommeil en grandissant.

wakeful

adj (= sleepless)schlaflos; (= alert)wachsam

wakeful

[ˈweɪkfʊl] adj (person, night) → insonne

wake1

(weik) past tense woke (wouk) (rare) waked: past participle woken (ˈwoukən) , (rare) waked verb
to bring or come back to consciousness after being asleep. He woke to find that it was raining; Go and wake the others, will you?
ˈwakeful adjective
1. not asleep; not able to sleep. a wakeful child.
2. (of a night) in which one gets little sleep. We spent a wakeful night worrying about her.
ˈwakefully adverb
ˈwakefulness noun
ˈwaken verb
to wake. What time are you going to waken him?; I wakened early.
wake up
1. to wake. Wake up! You're late; The baby woke up in the middle of the night.
2. to become aware of. It is time you woke up to the fact that you are not working hard enough.
References in classic literature ?
I have not been near my bed--I have not once closed my weary wakeful eyes.
But the bed I made up for myself was sufficiently uncomfortable to give me a wakeful night, and I thought a good deal of what the unlucky Dutchman had told me.
Too unslept hath thy seeking made thee, and too wakeful.
Despondency had come upon her there in the wakeful night, and had never lifted.
That proposed-to damsel lay on a wakeful pillow until the wee sma's, but her meditations were far from being romantic.
Crayford still keeps her place by the bedside, too anxious and too wakeful to retire to her own room.
When Jones had taken leave of his friend the lieutenant, he endeavoured to close his eyes, but all in vain; his spirits were too lively and wakeful to be lulled to sleep.
She says that we are very good to her; that her dear old careful boy is tiring himself out, she knows; that my aunt has no sleep, yet is always wakeful, active, and kind.
Having a private object of their own in view, the five wise virgins of Miss Ladd's first class had waited an hour, in wakeful anticipation of the falling asleep of the stranger--and it had ended in this way
I went to my bed in despair; and through the wakeful night I weakly cursed the fatal evening at the river-side when I had met her for the first time.
married life--when I say my first harsh word, when you make your first hasty reply--then, in the solitude of your own room, in the stillness of the wakeful night, you will think of my first wife's miserable death.
Martha,' urged the locksmith, endeavouring to look as wakeful as possible, 'what is it you complain of?