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Antonyms for wakeful
ˈweɪk fəlwake·ful

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. wakeful

    Vigilant implies more sustained activity and more intelligent volition than alert; one may be habitually alert by reason of native quickness of perception and thought, or one may be momentarily alert under some excitement or expectancy; one who is vigilant is so with thoughtful purpose. One is vigilant against danger or harm; he may be alert or watchful for good as well as against evil; he is wary in view of suspected stratagem, trickery, or treachery. A person may be wakeful because of some merely physical excitement or excitability, as through insomnia; yet he may be utterly careless and negligent in his wakefulness, the reverse of watchful; a person who is truly watchful must keep himself wakeful while on watch, in which case wakeful has something of mental quality. Watchful, from the Saxon, and vigilant, from the Latin, are almost exact equivalents; but vigilant has somewhat more of sharp definiteness and somewhat more suggestion of volition; one may be habitually watchful; one is vigilant of set purpose and for direct cause, as in the presence of an enemy. Compare ALERT.

    Antonyms:
    careless, drowsy, dull, heedless, inattentive, incautious, inconsiderate, neglectful, negligent, oblivious, thoughtless, unwary

    Synonyms:
    alert, awake, careful, cautious, circumspect, on the alert, on the lookout, sleepless, vigilant, wary, watchful, wide-awake

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. wakeful

    Synonyms:
    watchful, sleepless

Princeton's WordNet

  1. argus-eyed, open-eyed, vigilant, wakefuladjective

    carefully observant or attentive; on the lookout for possible danger

    "a policy of open-eyed awareness"; "the vigilant eye of the town watch"; "there was a watchful dignity in the room"; "a watchful parent with a toddler in tow"

    Antonyms:
    unalert, unwatchful, asleep(p), deep, unvigilant

    Synonyms:
    keen-sighted, vigilant, waking, open-eyed, sharp-eyed, hawk-eyed, light, argus-eyed, sharp-sighted, lynx-eyed, quick-sighted

  2. light, wakefuladjective

    (of sleep) easily disturbed

    "in a light doze"; "a light sleeper"; "a restless wakeful night"

    Antonyms:
    asleep(p), unalert, unvigilant, unwatchful, deep

    Synonyms:
    weak, lightheaded, promiscuous, low-cal, open-eyed, unaccented, clean, lightsome, easy, faint, light(a), sluttish, loose, abstemious, clear, light, idle, vigilant, unclouded, light-headed, short, scant(p), light-colored, calorie-free, wanton, swooning, lite, waking, argus-eyed, tripping

  3. waking, wakefuladjective

    marked by full consciousness or alertness

    "worked every moment of my waking hours"

    Antonyms:
    unwatchful, asleep(p), unalert, unvigilant, deep

    Synonyms:
    argus-eyed, open-eyed, light, vigilant, waking

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. wakefuladjective

    Synonyms:
    sleepless, insomnolent, vigilant, watchful

How to use wakeful in a sentence?

  1. Debasish Mridha, M.D.:

    I was born in a dream. I woke up in a wakeful dream. I am living in a dream. Life is a miracle in a dream.

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