Synonyms and Antonyms of sleepy
1 desiring or needing sleep the sleepy children were carried up to bed Synonyms of sleepy dozy, drowsy, slumberous (or slumbrous), somnolent Words Related to sleepy asleep, dormant, dozing, resting, sleeping, slumbering; nodding, yawning Near Antonyms of sleepy restive, restless, sleepless; insomniac Antonyms of sleepy alert, awake, conscious, wakeful, wide-awake
2 slow to move or act a sleepy little town on the coast Synonyms of sleepy dull, inert, lethargic, quiescent, inactive, sluggish, torpidWords Related to sleepy 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 of sleepy busy, engaged, occupied, working; animated, bouncing, dynamic, energetic, kinetic, lively, peppy, perky, spirited, sprightly, springy, vigorous, vital, vivacious, zippy; assiduous, diligent, hardworking, industrious, sedulousAntonyms of sleepy active
3 tending to cause sleep the sleepy drone of his voice made staying awake a challenge Synonyms of sleepy drowsy, narcotic, opiate, hypnotic, slumberous (or slumbrous), somniferous, somnolent, soporificWords Related to sleepy 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 of sleepy arousing, awakening, energizing, invigorating, rousing, stimulating, wakening, waking; bracing, refreshing, restorative, reviving, stimulative, stimulatoryAntonyms of sleepy stimulant
4 lacking in gaiety, movement, or animation a sleepy party that was mostly attended by the same boring people I work with Synonyms of sleepy comatose, dead, slowWords Related to sleepy lethargic, sluggish, torpid; dormant, fallow, free, idle, inactive, inert, inoperative, latent, off, vacantNear Antonyms of sleepy abounding, overflowing, swarming, teeming, throngingAntonyms of sleepy alive, animated, astir, bustling, busy, buzzing, flourishing, humming, lively, thriving, vibrant
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