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synonyms for drowsiness

  • apathy
  • laziness
  • paralysis
  • passivity
  • sluggishness
  • deadness
  • dullness
  • idleness
  • immobility
  • immobilization
  • inactivity
  • indolence
  • languor
  • lassitude
  • lethargy
  • listlessness
  • oscitancy
  • sloth
  • stillness
  • stupor
  • torpidity
  • torpor
  • unresponsiveness
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antonyms for drowsiness

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  • action
  • busyness
  • liveliness
  • activity
  • animation
  • life
  • moving
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        How to use drowsiness in a sentence

        On one of these occasions, he washed his face in the cooling waters, explaining that he did this to overcome drowsiness.
        DAVID LANNARCK, MIDGETGEORGE S. HARNEY
        That vast perpetual movement ceases; a sort of drowsiness and languor overspreads it; and it seems weary and about to rest.
        TOILERS OF THE SEAVICTOR HUGO
        Towards morning a drowsiness crept over me, and I had the greatest difficulty in maintaining my perilous position.
        IN THE WILDS OF FLORIDAW.H.G. KINGSTON
        And yet we must go on in one direction or the other or else succumb to sheer lassitude and overpowering drowsiness.
        MOUNT EVEREST THE RECONNAISSANCE, 1921CHARLES KENNETH HOWARD-BURY
        This isn't so bad, he thought, and there was something like surprise through the drowsiness.
        SPACE PRISONTOM GODWIN
        The victim is oppressed by drowsiness, sinks into insensibility, finally death.
        THEISM OR ATHEISMCHAPMAN COHEN
        But a gradual drowsiness stole over her tumultuous thoughts, and she was soon wrapped in a troubled, dreamful slumber.
        A DREADFUL TEMPTATIONMRS. ALEX. MCVEIGH MILLER
        Drowsiness, if present, may be combated by the subsequent use of strong coffee or tea, as before.
        COOLEY'S CYCLOPDIA OF PRACTICAL RECEIPTS AND COLLATERAL INFORMATION IN THE ARTS, MANUFACTURES, PROFESSIONS, AND TRADES..., SIXTH EDITION, VOLUME IARNOLD COOLEY
        A tiger may feed to repletion, or be disarmed by drowsiness; but who could hope to appease the ghost of a tiger, did such walk?
        HARPER'S NEW MONTHLY MAGAZINE, NO. VII, DECEMBER 1850, VOL. IIVARIOUS
        Solitude, silence, and the absence of all excitement had lulled her spirit into a sort of drowsiness.
        HARPER'S NEW MONTHLY MAGAZINE, NO. VII, DECEMBER 1850, VOL. IIVARIOUS
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        WORDS RELATED TO DROWSINESS

        • apathy
        • coma
        • disinterest
        • disregard
        • drowsiness
        • dullness
        • heedlessness
        • idleness
        • impassivity
        • inaction
        • inactivity
        • inanition
        • indifference
        • indolence
        • inertia
        • inertness
        • insouciance
        • languidness
        • languor
        • lassitude
        • leadenness
        • listlessness
        • passiven
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