Synonyms for soporific

Grammar : Adj
Spell : sop-uh-rif-ik, soh-puh-
Phonetic Transcription : ˌsɒp əˈrɪf ɪk, ˌsoʊ pə-

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Définition of soporific

Origin :
  • "tending to produce sleep," 1680s, from French soporifique (17c.), formed in French from Latin sopor (genitive soporis) "deep sleep" (see sopor). As a noun from 1722. Earlier as an adjective was soporiferous (1580s as "characterized by excessive sleep," c.1600 as "soporific").
  • adj sleepy; sleep-inducing
Example sentences :
  • The first pages of most of these old papers are as soporific as a bed of poppies.
  • Extract from : « Old News » by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • He had made up his mind that he might have to spend days in this soporific hamlet.
  • Extract from : « In Apple-Blossom Time » by Clara Louise Burnham
  • The soporific, thwarted in its effect for a moment, redoubled its power over him.
  • Extract from : « The Knight of Malta » by Eugene Sue
  • I shall administer a soporific to these men, and then shall extinguish the light.
  • Extract from : « Roger the Bold » by F. S. Brereton
  • The restlessness of the sea acts as a soporific on jangled nerves.
  • Extract from : « The Journal of a Disappointed Man » by Wilhelm Nero Pilate Barbellion
  • He had not found the bench at the police station of a soporific kind.
  • Extract from : « '19,000' » by Burford Delannoy
  • The sunshine lay on the yellow house fronts like a soporific.
  • Extract from : « The Song of Songs » by Hermann Sudermann
  • There was something enervating and soporific in the steamy atmosphere.
  • Extract from : « The Coast of Adventure » by Harold Bindloss
  • Virginia had not surrendered to the soporific tendencies of the hour.
  • Extract from : « The Triumph of Virginia Dale » by John Francis, Jr.
  • This play, introduced as a soporific by Bob, proved a real bond.
  • Extract from : « The Dual Alliance » by Marjorie Benton Cooke

Antonyms for soporific

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