wakefulness


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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.wakefulness - a periodic state during which you are conscious and aware of the worldwakefulness - a periodic state during which you are conscious and aware of the world; "consciousness during wakefulness in a sane person is pretty well ordered and familiar"
waking - the state of remaining awake; "days of danger and nights of waking"
arousal - awakening from sleep
vigil - a period of sleeplessness
physical condition, physiological condition, physiological state - the condition or state of the body or bodily functions
2.wakefulness - a temporary state in which you are unable (or unwilling) to sleepwakefulness - 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
drowsiness, sleepiness, somnolence - a very sleepy state; "sleepiness causes many driving accidents"
3.wakefulness - the process of paying close and continuous attentionwakefulness - the process of paying close and continuous attention; "wakefulness, watchfulness, and bellicosity make a good hunter"; "vigilance is especially susceptible to fatigue"
attention - the faculty or power of mental concentration; "keeping track of all the details requires your complete attention"
jealousy - zealous vigilance; "cherish their official political freedom with fierce jealousy"-Paul Blanshard

wakefulness

noun
The condition of being alert:
Translations
إسْتيقاظ، أرَق، عَدَم النَّوْم
søvnløshed
andvaka, svefnleysi; árvekni

wakefulness

[ˈweɪkfʊlnɪs] N
1. (= sleeplessness) → insomnia f, desvelo m
2. (frm) (= watchfulness) → vigilancia f

wakefulness

[ˈweɪkfʊlnɪs] ndifficultés fpl à trouver le sommeil

wakefulness

n (= sleeplessness)Schlaflosigkeit f; (= alertness)Wachsamkeit f

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.

wakefulness

n. dificultad para dormir, insomnio.
References in classic literature ?
The recollection of Bill's performance stimulated Miss Leonard into a temporary wakefulness, and she giggled.
Four times he had his hands on that rich treasure and four times it wasted to nothingness in his fingers as sleep for- sook him and wakefulness brought back the hard reality of his misfortune.
The feeling, sensation or dream--whatever it was--perhaps a nightmare--became at last so real to Ned that he struggled himself into wakefulness.
Usually a sound sleeper, the wakefulness, which had pursued him from the instant his head had touched his travelling pillow an hour or so back, was not only an uncommon occurrence, but one which seemed proof against any effort on his part to overcome it.
Instead of soothing it excited them, and added to their wakefulness.
The silver trump of freedom had roused my soul to eternal wakefulness.
I knew that I was on Mars; not once did I question either my sanity or my wakefulness.
During the long hours of darkness they caught but fitful snatches of sleep, for the night noises of a great jungle teeming with myriad animal life kept their overwrought nerves on edge, so that a hundred times they were startled to wakefulness by piercing screams, or the stealthy moving of great bodies beneath them.
This interruption, and the consequent wakefulness of Mrs Varden, who had been nodding in her sleep up to this point, except for a minute or two at a time, when she roused herself to scold the locksmith for audaciously taking hold of her to prevent her nodding herself out of the chaise, put a restraint upon the whispered conversation, and made it difficult of resumption.
Nor did the striking of the clocks, hour after hour, appear to inspire him with any sense of drowsiness or any natural desire to go to rest, but rather to increase his wakefulness, which he showed, at every such indication of the progress of the night, by a suppressed cackling in his throat, and a motion of his shoulders, like one who laughs heartily but the same time slyly and by stealth.
At instants of momentary wakefulness he mistook a bush for his associate sentinel; his head next sank upon his shoulder, which, in its turn, sought the support of the ground; and, finally, his whole person became relaxed and pliant, and the young man sank into a deep sleep, dreaming that he was a knight of ancient chivalry, holding his midnight vigils before the tent of a recaptured princess, whose favor he did not despair of gaining, by such a proof of devotion and watchfulness.
I usually rode back at night; for the old unhappy sense was always hovering about me now - most sorrowfully when I left her - and I was glad to be up and out, rather than wandering over the past in weary wakefulness or miserable dreams.