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slumbering

[ sluhm-ber ]SEE DEFINITION OF slumbering

Synonyms for slumbering

  • comatose
  • dormant
  • catching some zzz's
  • conked
  • crashed
  • dozing
  • dreaming
  • flaked out
  • getting shut-eye
  • hibernating
  • in dreamland
  • in repose
  • inactive
  • inert
  • napping
  • on the kip
  • out
  • out cold
  • out like a light
  • out of it
  • reposing
  • resting
  • sacked out
  • sleeping
  • snoozing
  • snoring
  • somnolent
  • taking forty winks
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Antonyms for slumbering

  • attentive
  • awake
  • conscious
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SLUMBERING

The earth was like a slumbering babe, smiling in its sleep, because it dreams of Heaven.

Of all this scene, the slumbering river has a dream-picture in its bosom.

It was a signal that awakened all the slumbering passions of the nation.

Jim did not answer, and a snore seemed to indicate that he was slumbering.

Some fellow had lain down on the open staircase, and was slumbering soundly.

The affray had burst over the slumbering town like a thunderclap.

Everything around the laundry was slumbering, settled into sleep for the night.

Jean, meantime, down there before Vouziers, had not been slumbering.

The abbé, comfortably ensconced in the corner, was slumbering again.

The stars cast a rain of sparkles from the slumbering heavens.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-14c. alteration of slumeren (mid-13c.), frequentative form of slumen "to doze," probably from Old English sluma "light sleep" (cf. Middle Dutch slumen, Dutch sluimeren, German schlummern "to slumber"). Frequentative on the notion of "intermittent light sleep." For the -b-, cf. number, lumber, chamber, etc. Related: Slumbered; slumbering.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR SLUMBERING

asleep

adjectiveunconscious
  • catching some zzz's
  • comatose
  • conked
  • crashed
  • dormant
  • dozing
  • dreaming
  • flaked out
  • getting shut-eye
  • hibernating
  • in dreamland
  • in repose
  • inactive
  • inert
  • napping
  • on the kip
  • out
  • out cold
  • out like a light
  • out of it
  • reposing
  • resting
  • sacked out
  • sleeping
  • slumbering
  • snoozing
  • snoring
  • somnolent
  • taking forty winks

sleeping

adjectiveasleep
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