or slumbrous adjective Date: 15th century 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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  • slumberous — [slum′brəsslum′bər əs] adj. 1. inclined to slumber; sleepy; drowsy 2. suggestive of or characterized by slumber 3. causing sleep or drowsiness; soporific 4. tranquil; calm; quiet [a slumberous little town]: Also slumbrous [slum′brəs] SYN. SLEEPY …   English World dictionary

  • slumberous — index narcotic Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • slumberous — *sleepy, drowsy, somnolent …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • slumberous — adjective 1. quiet and tranquil a slumberous June morning • Syn: ↑slumbrous • Similar to: ↑restful, ↑reposeful, ↑relaxing • Derivationally related forms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • slumberous — slumber literary ► VERB ▪ sleep. ► NOUN ▪ a sleep. DERIVATIVES slumberous (also slumbrous) adjective. ORIGIN alteration of Scots and northern English sloom, in the same sense …   English terms dictionary

  • slumberous — slumberously, adv. slumberousness, n. /slum beuhr euhs, slum breuhs/, adj. 1. sleepy; heavy with drowsiness, as the eyelids. 2. causing or inducing sleep. 3. pertaining to, characterized by, or suggestive of slumber. 4. inactive or sluggish; calm …   Universalium

  • slumberous — adjective a) Sleepy, drowsy. b) Sleep inducing …   Wiktionary

  • slumberous — Synonyms and related words: comatose, dopey, dozy, drowsy, heavy, hebetudinous, hypnotic, narcotic, nodding, opiate, sluggish, snoozy, somnifacient, somniferous, somnolent, soporific, stupid, torpid …   Moby Thesaurus

  • slumberous — (Roget s Thesaurus II) (or slumbrous) adjective 1. Ready for or needing sleep: dozy, drowsy, nodding, sleepy, slumbery, somnolent, soporific. See AWARENESS. 2. Inducing sleep or sedation: hypnotic, narcotic, opiate, sedative, sleepy, somnifacient …   English dictionary for students

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