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Synonyms for sleepingsleep·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sleepingnoun

    the state of being asleep

    dormancy, quiescency, quiescence

    waking, vertical, erect, upright

  2. quiescence, quiescency, dormancy, sleepingnoun

    quiet and inactive restfulness

    dormancy, quiescency, quiescence

    waking, upright, erect, vertical

  3. sleepingadjective

    the suspension of consciousness and decrease in metabolic rate

    dormancy, quiescency, quiescence

    waking, vertical, erect, upright

  4. dormant(ip), sleepingadjective

    lying with head on paws as if sleeping

    waking, upright, erect, vertical

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Editors Contribution

  1. dozing

    Submitted by anonymous on December 16, 2019  

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. sleepingadjective

    asleep, slumbering, dormant

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "sleeping":

    sleep, sor, asleep, layer, hibernate, sleeps, sleeper, coating, bed

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  1. Khaleda Banu:

    My son just slipped away. I was sleeping when he left.

  2. Lewis Jassey:

    When [Alyssa and Michael] came in they were desperate. They were sleeping maybe three to four hours at night.

  3. Behrouz Hariri:

    We have made a limited number of prototypes to test on different users and taking it back from someone after a week or two of sleeping is not an easy task.

  4. Keala Martins-Keliihoomalu:

    You see really old people sleeping on the ground and in tents, they have lost their homes, everything they have ever had. We give them a place to cry it out. They need to be spoken to like people and not barked at. Think of everything they have been through.

  5. Lleyton Hewitt:

    It throws your sleeping pattern, eating, the guys have to get treatment after these matches, and then a lot of the times you've got to bounce back the next day as well, it's just another thing we're dealing with this week.

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