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 feeling, sensation or dream--whatever it was--perhaps a nightmare--became at last so real to Ned that he struggled himself into wakefulness.
Instead of soothing it excited them, and added to their wakefulness.
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.
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 silver trump of freedom had roused my soul to eternal wakefulness.
He had gained experience enough by this time to distrust the wakefulness of Mrs.
However, we returned to those monsters, with fresh wakefulness on my part, and we left their eggs in the sand for the sun to hatch; and we ran away from them, and baffled them by constantly turning, which they were unable to do quickly, on account of their unwieldy make; and we went into the water after them, as natives, and put sharp pieces of timber down their throats; and in short we ran the whole crocodile gauntlet.
I knew that I was on Mars; not once did I question either my sanity or my wakefulness.
I do not know, I cannot clearly remember, but I think that, during a moment when wakefulness was thus contending with slumber, a strange dream, a horrible vision, visited my overwrought brain, and I awoke in terror.
In truth, so little did these poor young people deserve the mighty prize which had lured them thither, that they had slept peacefully all night, and till the summits of the hills were glittering with sunshine; while the other adventurers had tossed their limbs in feverish wakefulness, or dreamed of climbing precipices, and set off to realize their dreams with the earliest peep of dawn.
The exciting influence of the previous day, heightened at last by Dinah's unexpected presence, had not been counteracted by any bodily weariness, for he had not done his ordinary amount of hard work; and so when he went to bed; it was not till he had tired himself with hours of tossing wakefulness that drowsiness came, and led on a heavier morning sleep than was usual with him.
Her aunt Bertram had recollected her on this occasion with an unusual degree of wakefulness.