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  • nounwatchfulness
  • nounsleeplessness

synonyms for wakefulness

  • alertness
  • attention
  • vigilance
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antonyms for wakefulness

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  • negligence
  • drowsiness
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How to use wakefulness in a sentence

Sara Lee roused her to half wakefulness, no interest and extremely poor English.
THE AMAZING INTERLUDEMARY ROBERTS RINEHART
Then she heard a little restless bird chirp out its wakefulness from a nest in the ivy round the walls of the house.
RUTHELIZABETH CLEGHORN GASKELL
It was long before he fell asleep; but when he did, the sleep was more terrible than the haunted wakefulness.
ERIC, OR LITTLE BY LITTLEFREDERIC W. FARRAR
He picked her up and fanned and patted her into wakefulness again and then turned desperately to the window and looked down.
GALLEGHER AND OTHER STORIESRICHARD HARDING DAVIS
Vienna is a place for enjoyment rather than for work, for pensive dreaming rather than for sober wakefulness of mind.
THE HISTORY OF MODERN PAINTING, VOLUME 1 (OF 4)RICHARD MUTHER
To all comers she gave the same answer—her mem-sahib was sleeping after a night of wakefulness and must not be disturbed.
THE TIGRESSANNE WARNER
Then it was she would unkindly lapse into German, against which no young wakefulness is proof.
THE OPEN QUESTIONELIZABETH ROBINS
He had less and less compassion on his friends, and demanded Herculean labors of wakefulness—watching, reading aloud, etc.
THE OPEN QUESTIONELIZABETH ROBINS
Only the sharp, darting pains in his wrists kept rousing him to temporary wakefulness.
THE ESCAPE OF MR. TRIMMIRVIN S. COBB
He would keep his councillors up to unearthly hours, and betray a simple pride in his superior wakefulness.
THE OUTLINE OF HISTORY: BEING A PLAIN HISTORY OF LIFE AND MANKINDHERBERT GEORGE WELLS
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WORDS RELATED TO WAKEFULNESS

  • indisposition
  • insomnolence
  • restlessness
  • sleeplessness
  • stress
  • tension
  • vigil
  • vigilance
  • wakefulness
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