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English Synonyms and Antonyms5.0 / 2 votes

  1. sleep

    Ease denotes freedom from cause of disturbance, whether external or internal. Quiet denotes freedom from agitation, or especially from annoying sounds. Rest is a cessation of activity especially of wearying or painful activity. Recreation is some pleasing activity of certain organs or faculties that affords rest to other parts of our nature that have become weary. Repose is a laying down, primarily of the body, and figuratively a similar freedom from toil or strain of mind. Repose is more complete than rest; a pause is a momentary cessation of activity; a black-smith finds a temporary rest while the iron is heating, but he does not yield to repose; in a pause of battle a soldier rests on his arms; after the battle the victor reposes on his laurels. Sleep is the perfection of repose, the most complete rest; slumber is a light and ordinarily pleasant form of sleep. In the figurative sense, rest of mind, soul, conscience, is not mere cessation of activity, but a pleasing, tranquil relief from all painful and wearying activity; repose is even more deep, tranquil, and complete.

    calm, calmness, cessation, ease, intermission, pause, peace, peacefulness, quiescence, quiet, quietness, quietude, recreation, repose, rest, slumber, stay, stillness, stop, tranquillity

    agitation, commotion, disquiet, disturbance, excitement, motion, movement, restlessness, rush, stir, strain, toil, tumult, unrest, work

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  1. sleepverb

    slumber, doze, drowse, snooze, repose

    be awake

Princeton's WordNet5.0 / 1 vote

  1. sleep, slumbernoun

    a natural and periodic state of rest during which consciousness of the world is suspended

    "he didn't get enough sleep last night"; "calm as a child in dreamless slumber"

    eternal sleep, nap, sopor, eternal rest, quietus, slumber, rest


  2. sleep, sopornoun

    a torpid state resembling deep sleep

    eternal sleep, nap, sopor, eternal rest, quietus, slumber, rest


  3. sleep, napnoun

    a period of time spent sleeping

    "he felt better after a little sleep"; "there wasn't time for a nap"

    eternal sleep, nap, sopor, eternal rest, snooze, quietus, pile, cat sleep, slumber, forty winks, short sleep, rest, catnap


  4. rest, eternal rest, sleep, eternal sleep, quietusverb

    euphemisms for death (based on an analogy between lying in a bed and in a tomb)

    "she was laid to rest beside her husband"; "they had to put their family pet to sleep"

    remainder, relief, sopor, relaxation, respite, repose, balance, ease, residuum, rest, rest period, residual, nap, eternal sleep, residue, eternal rest, slumber, quietus


  5. sleep, kip, slumber, log Z's, catch some Z'sverb

    be asleep

    kip, catch some Z's, slumber, log Z's


  6. sleepverb

    be able to accommodate for sleeping

    "This tent sleeps six people"

    kip, catch some Z's, slumber, log Z's


Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. sleepverb

    SLUMBER, doze, drowse, nap, repose, fall asleep, drop asleep, take a nap, SIESTA

  2. sleepnoun

    slumber, repose, rest

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  1. Neil Kline:

    People with more resources are able to afford homes that are in quieter locations -- more space, less people-density and better sound-proofing, people with more resources can also afford more healthcare when it relates to sleep disorders.

  2. Jennifer McQuiston:

    A lot of people said that they sprayed this on their pillows at night before they went to sleep, to give them a nice fragrance -- so you can imagine that there are, there are uses of this, even beyond just spraying in a room, where it might bring someone in very close contact with the bacteria.

  3. Aaron Bruce:

    Awaken the sleep, protect the weak, and guide the strong.

  4. Frank Qian:

    Even from a young age, if people can develop these good sleep habits of getting enough sleep, making sure they are sleeping without too many distractions and have good sleep hygiene overall, it can greatly benefit their overall long-term health, just like we like to say, ‘it’s never too late to exercise or stop smoking,’ it’s also never too early. And we should be talking about and assessing sleep more often.

  5. Virgil:

    Death's brother, sleep.

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