half asleep


: not completely awake : very tired
I was half asleep when you called.

Examples of half asleep in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Nena Farrell 9 hours ago Maxi-Cosi’s Baby Monitor Uses AI to Translate Baby’s Cries There’s nothing like the joy of new parenthood–or the stress of having a crying baby in the middle of the night and trying to determine what’s wrong while half asleep. Condé Nast, WIRED, 5 Aug. 2023 Because each individual bird is constantly alternating between sleep and wakefulness, the entire group is at all times only half asleep, and also remains half awake. Brian Handwerk, Smithsonian Magazine, 30 Nov. 2023 Lucid dreaming is real, though Aspy says for most of history people believed it could just be explained away by vivid imaginations or being half asleep, half awake. USA TODAY, 11 July 2023

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“Half asleep.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/half%20asleep. Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

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