Synonyms for somnolent

Grammar : Adj
Spell : som-nuh-luhnt
Phonetic Transcription : ˈsɒm nə lənt

Définition of somnolent

Origin :
  • mid-15c., sompnolent, from Old French sompnolent (Modern French somnolent) or directly from Latin somnolentus "sleepy, drowsy," from somnus "sleep" (see Somnus). Respelled 17c. on Latin model.
  • adj sleepy
Example sentences :
  • As for the man on the lookout, he was notorious for his somnolent powers.
  • Extract from : « The Voyage of the Aurora » by Harry Collingwood
  • Alnwick is a town with a great past and a somnolent present.
  • Extract from : « The Great North Road: York to Edinburgh » by Charles G. Harper
  • The convicts gorged him with food, and he had become fat and somnolent.
  • Extract from : « After the Divorce » by Grazia Deledda
  • For John Endlich it was all like the echo of a somnolent summer of his boyhood.
  • Extract from : « Asteroid of Fear » by Raymond Zinke Gallun
  • The electorate was somnolent and permitted the politician to have his way.
  • Extract from : « The Boss and the Machine » by Samuel P. Orth
  • But there was no doubt of the somnolent state of the Puritan.
  • Extract from : « A Gentleman Player » by Robert Neilson Stephens
  • I cried, hurriedly, as I poked at the somnolent wretch with my cane.
  • Extract from : « Christmas Penny Readings » by George Manville Fenn
  • The whole aspect of the place was that of somnolent respectability.
  • Extract from : « Mortmain » by Arthur Cheny Train
  • Thorpe ate, his eyes half closed, in somnolent satisfaction.
  • Extract from : « The Blazed Trail » by Stewart Edward White
  • His eyes, somnolent as a rule, fixed Garth with a lively reproach.
  • Extract from : « The Gray Mask » by Wadsworth Camp

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