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1. asleep

adjective. ['əˈsliːp'] in a state of sleep.

Synonyms

  • dozy
  • sleepy-eyed
  • sound asleep
  • torpid
  • sleepy
  • unaware
  • drowsy
  • somnolent
  • slumberous
  • hypnoid
  • sleepyheaded
  • at rest
  • hibernating
  • fast asleep
  • unconscious
  • slumbrous
  • incognizant
  • drowsing
  • slumbery
  • unawakened

Antonyms

  • aware
  • awake
  • attentive
  • restless

Etymology

  • a- (English)
  • a- (Anglo-Norman)
  • sleep (English)
  • sleep (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Words that Rhyme with Asleep

  • oversleep
  • mcsleep
  • anandeep
  • streep
  • phillipe
  • felipe
  • bopeep
  • sweep
  • steep
  • schliep
  • griep
  • creep
  • bleep
  • weep
  • veep
  • tepe
  • sheep
  • sepe
  • seipp
  • seip
  • seep
  • riepe
  • reep
  • reap
  • peep
  • lepe
  • leap
  • kniep
  • kneip
  • keep

Example sentences of the word asleep


1. Adverb
Narcolepsy is a similar condition in which an individual falls asleep during the day without meaning to.

2. Noun, singular or mass
Sufferers may fall asleep at work, while driving or during conversation.

3. Adjective
Bed bugs are invasive pests that feed on the blood of humans, usually while their hosts are asleep.

4. Verb, past participle
Wait until it's almost dark and the wasps are asleep in the burrow.

Quotes containing the word asleep


1. You know you're in love when you can't fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.
- Dr. Seuss

2. As he read, I fell in love the way you fall asleep: slowly, and then all at once.
- John Green, The Fault in Our Stars

3. I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where. I love you simply, without problems or pride: I love you in this way because I do not know any other way of loving but this, in which there is no I or you, so intimate that your hand upon my chest is my hand, so intimate that when I fall asleep your eyes close.
- Pablo Neruda, 100 Love Sonnets

2. asleep

adjective. ['əˈsliːp'] dead.

Synonyms

  • at rest
  • deceased
  • at peace
  • departed
  • dead

Antonyms

  • active
  • erect
  • witting
  • incognizance

Etymology

  • a- (English)
  • a- (Anglo-Norman)
  • sleep (English)
  • sleep (Middle English (1100-1500))

3. asleep

adjective. ['əˈsliːp'] lacking sensation.

Synonyms

  • insensible
  • numb

Antonyms

  • voluntary
  • future
  • present

Etymology

  • a- (English)
  • a- (Anglo-Norman)
  • sleep (English)
  • sleep (Middle English (1100-1500))
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