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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 ?
Despondency had come upon her there in the wakeful night, and had never lifted.
David began to utter sounds that would have shocked his delicate organs in more wakeful moments; in short, all but Hawkeye and the Mohicans lost every idea of consciousness, in uncontrollable drowsiness.
He had passed a wakeful night; ungovernable apprehensions of Lecount's sudden re-appearance had beset him as soon as he found himself alone at Sea View.
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.
Go therfore mighty powers, Terror of Heav'n, though fall'n; intend at home, While here shall be our home, what best may ease The present misery, and render Hell More tollerable; if there be cure or charm To respite or deceive, or slack the pain Of this ill Mansion: intermit no watch Against a wakeful Foe, while I abroad Through all the coasts of dark destruction seek Deliverance for us all: this enterprize None shall partake with me.
I was still so engaged when, in one of my more wakeful moments, my eyes fell upon my hand.
He fell at once upon the food; and it is to be supposed that Flora had found her patient wakeful, and been detained with some details of nursing, for he had time to make a full end of all there was to eat, and not only to empty the teapot, but to fill it again from a kettle that was fitfully singing on his father's fire.
But still, the anxiety and the perpetually being awakened is beginning to tell on me, and I am getting nervous and wakeful myself.
Look at the clock, do; why, it's going on for half-past nine, and I've sent the gells to bed this half-hour, and late enough too; when they've got to get up at half after four, and the mowers' bottles to fill, and the baking; and here's this blessed child wi' the fever for what I know, and as wakeful as if it was dinner-time, and nobody to help me to give her the physic but your uncle, and fine work there's been, and half of it spilt on her night-gown--it's well if she's swallowed more nor 'ull make her worse i'stead o' better.
First she opened the door of the dortoir (the pupils' chamber), noiselessly she glided up the long room between the two rows of white beds, surveyed all the sleepers; if any were wakeful, especially if any were sad, spoke to them and soothed them; stood some minutes to ascertain that all was safe and tranquil; trimmed the watch-light which burned in the apartment all night, then withdrew, closing the door behind her without sound.
Now the other gods and the armed warriors on the plain slept soundly, but Jove was wakeful, for he was thinking how to do honour to Achilles, and destroyed much people at the ships of the Achaeans.
When I left him, half an hour ago, he had fallen asleep after a feverish, wakeful night.