Thesaurus

slumbering

adjective

Synonyms & Antonyms of slumbering

(Entry 1 of 3)

being in a state of suspended consciousness
  • made a comparison between the inattentive nation and a slumbering giant

Synonyms for slumbering

Words Related to slumbering

Phrases Synonymous with slumbering

Near Antonyms for slumbering

Antonyms for slumbering

slumbering

noun

Synonyms & Antonyms of slumbering (Entry 2 of 3)

a natural periodic loss of consciousness during which the body restores itself
  • my peaceful slumbering was interrupted by a ring of the doorbell

Synonyms for slumbering

Words Related to slumbering

Near Antonyms for slumbering

Antonyms for slumbering

slumbering

verb
present participle of slumber

Synonyms & Antonyms of slumbering (Entry 3 of 3)

1 to be in a state of sleep
  • she slumbered for hours while the train rolled on

Synonyms for slumbering

Words Related to slumbering

Near Antonyms for slumbering

2 to sleep lightly or briefly
  • slumbering restlessly in the tropical heat

Synonyms for slumbering

Words Related to slumbering

Near Antonyms for slumbering

See the Dictionary Definition 

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More About slumbering

Thesaurus Entries Near slumbering

slumberers

slumbering

slumberous

See More Nearby Entries 

Cite this Entry

“Slumbering.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/slumbering. Accessed 4 Aug. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

More from Merriam-Webster on slumbering

Nglish: Translation of slumbering for Spanish Speakers

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Farm Idioms Quiz

  • cow coming home
  • What does 'poke' refer to in the expression 'pig in a poke'?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Typeshift

Anagram puzzles meet word search.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!