Sleepy Synonyms and Antonyms

slē'pē

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Synonyms for Sleepy

The definition of tired is being bored with something, or something that has become stale or being fatigued and in need of rest.
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Inclined to drowse; heavy with sleepiness; lethargic; dozy.
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The definition of sluggish is slow, very tired or inactive.
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Causing sleep or drowsiness; soporific
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Not intensely or keenly felt:
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ready to fall asleep
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Half asleep; drowsy.
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(Archaic) soporific, sleep-inducing
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Causing sleep.
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Of, relating to, or intended for one addicted to a narcotic.
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Inducing or tending to induce sleep.
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Slumberous.
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Ready for or needing sleep
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Having little motion or activity; calm.
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ready to fall asleep
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Inducing or tending to induce sleep; soporific.
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Showing little interest; apathetic:
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Bringing sleep, quiet, or ease; narcotic
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The definition of dormant is someone or something inactive, sleeping or quiet.
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Depleted; in a state of exhaustion.
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The definition of listless is someone who is lacking in energy or vitality and does not extend physical effort.
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Causing or inducing sleep, normally with harmful overtones.
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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
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Inducing or causing sleep
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Not affecting the plane of polarized light: said of some isomers of certain optically active crystalline substances
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Antonyms for Sleepy

Completely conscious; not in a state of sleep.
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Of or relating to energy.
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Alert describes a person or thing extremely aware of what is going on with their surroundings, and is often ready to quickly respond to a possibly dangerous situation.
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(FILMS & VIDEO) Of or having to do with an animated cartoon or its preparation
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Words Related to Sleepy

Ready for or needing sleep
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Synonym Study

  • Slumberous , also a formal or poetic equivalent, sometimes suggests latent powers in repose a slumberous city
  • Somnolent is a formal equivalent of either of the preceding, though it more frequently refers to the stillness of the subject or to the subject's tendency to induce drowsiness the somnolent voice of the speaker
  • Drowsy stresses the sluggishness or lethargic heaviness accompanying sleepiness the drowsy sentry fought off sleep through the watch
  • Sleepy applies to a person who is nearly overcome by a desire to sleep and, figuratively, suggests either the power to induce sleepiness or a quiet stillness resembling or conducive to sleep a sleepy town, song, etc.
Find another word for sleepy. In this page you can discover 38 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for sleepy, like: tired, drowsy, sluggish, slumberous, dull, lethargic, awake, sleepyheaded, dozy, soporiferous and dormitive.