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sleep

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of sleep

  1. 1 a natural periodic loss of consciousness during which the body restores itself <neither of them has been getting much sleep since the baby was born> Synonyms bed, catnapping, dozing, napping, repose, rest, resting, shut-eye, slumber, slumbering, snoozing, z's (or zs) Related Words catnap, doze, drowse, forty winks, nap, siesta, snooze, wink; oversleeping; dreaming, rapid eye movement Near Antonyms insomnia, sleeplessness Antonyms consciousness, wake, wakefulness

  2. 2 the state of being dead <a grieving widower longing to join his beloved wife in her eternal sleep> Synonyms dead, deadness, grave, lifelessness, nothingness, deathRelated Words mortalityNear Antonyms immortality; life span, lifetimeAntonyms existence, life

  3. 3 the permanent stopping of all the vital bodily activities <regretfully put their terminally ill dog to sleep> Synonyms curtains, decease, demise, dissolution, doom, end, exit, expiration, expiry, fate, grave, great divide, passage, passing, quietus, deathRelated Words casualty, fatality; martyrdom, self-destruction, self-murder, self-slaughter, suicide; annihilation, destruction, ending, extermination, ruin; assassination, execution, killing, massacre, slaughterNear Antonyms existence, life; creation, genesis, origination, riseAntonyms birth, nativity


sleep

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of sleep

  1. 1 to be in a state of sleep <the baby slept for the entire length of the car trip> Synonyms catnap, doze, nap, rest, slumber, snooze Related Words drop off, drowse (off), nod off; oversleep, sleep in; dream, hibernate Near Antonyms arise, arouse, awake, rise, wake

  2. 2 to engage in sexual intercourse <if I don't read the tabloids, how will I know who is sleeping with whom this week?> Synonyms breed, mate, copulateRelated Words fool around, fornicate


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