from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Sleepy; drowsy.
  • adj. Suggestive of or resembling sleep: a slumberous torpor.
  • adj. Quiet; tranquil.
  • adj. Causing or inducing sleep; soporific.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Sleepy, drowsy.
  • adj. Sleep-inducing.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Inviting slumber; soporiferous.
  • adj. Being in the repose of slumber; sleepy; drowsy.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Inviting or causing sleep; soporific.
  • Like slumber; suggesting slumber.
  • Nearly asleep; dozing; sleepy.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. inclined to or marked by drowsiness
  • adj. quiet and tranquil


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