slumberous

adjective
slum·​ber·​ous | \ ˈsləm-b(ə-)rəs How to pronounce slumberous (audio) \
variants: or slumbrous

Definition of slumberous

1 : heavy with sleep : sleepy
2 : inducing slumber : soporific
3 : marked by or suggestive of a state of sleep or lethargy a slumberous state of peace

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Synonyms & Antonyms for slumberous

Synonyms

dozy, drowsy, sleepy, somnolent

Antonyms

alert, awake, conscious, wakeful, wide-awake

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Examples of slumberous in a Sentence

parents putting their slumberous children to bed the slumberous murmer of the wind in the trees

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With the exception of the minority of people who suffer sudden death, the vast majority of us experience a slumberous slippage from life. Sara Manning Peskin, M.d., New York Times, "The Gentler Symptoms of Dying," 11 July 2017

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First Known Use of slumberous

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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slumbery

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