Synonyms and Antonyms of sleepy
1 desiring or needing sleep the sleepy children were carried up to bed Synonyms dozy, drowsy, slumberous (or slumbrous), somnolent Related Words asleep, dormant, dozing, resting, sleeping, slumbering; nodding, yawning Near Antonyms restive, restless, sleepless; insomniac Antonyms alert, awake, conscious, wakeful, wide-awake
2 slow to move or act a sleepy little town on the coast Synonyms dull, inert, lethargic, quiescent, inactive, sluggish, torpidRelated Words ambitionless, apathetic, indolent, languorous, lazy, lazyish, listless, shiftless, slack, slothful, sluggard, sluggardly; dormant, inanimate, motionless, resting, sedentary, static, still; dead; dopey (also dopy), drugged; asleep, drowsy, somnambulant; catatonic, comatoseNear Antonyms busy, engaged, occupied, working; animated, bouncing, dynamic, energetic, kinetic, lively, peppy, perky, spirited, sprightly, springy, vigorous, vital, vivacious, zippy; assiduous, diligent, hardworking, industrious, sedulousAntonyms active
3 tending to cause sleep the sleepy drone of his voice made staying awake a challenge Synonyms drowsy, narcotic, opiate, hypnotic, slumberous (or slumbrous), somniferous, somnolent, soporificRelated Words depressant, relaxant, sedative, tranquilizing (also tranquillizing); calming, comforting, lulling, pacifying, quieting, relaxing, restful, settling, soothing; analgesic, anesthetic, anesthetizing, benumbing, deadening, dulling, numbing; hypnotizing, mesmerizing, stupefyingNear Antonyms arousing, awakening, energizing, invigorating, rousing, stimulating, wakening, waking; bracing, refreshing, restorative, reviving, stimulative, stimulatoryAntonyms stimulant
4 lacking in gaiety, movement, or animation a sleepy party that was mostly attended by the same boring people I work with Synonyms comatose, dead, slowRelated Words lethargic, sluggish, torpid; dormant, fallow, free, idle, inactive, inert, inoperative, latent, off, vacantNear Antonyms abounding, overflowing, swarming, teeming, throngingAntonyms alive, animated, astir, bustling, busy, buzzing, flourishing, humming, lively, thriving, vibrant
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