from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Drowsy; sleepy.
- adj. Inducing or tending to induce sleep; soporific.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Drowsy or sleepy.
- adj. Causing literal or figurative sleepiness; soporific.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Sleepy; drowsy; inclined to sleep.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Sleepy; drowsy; inclined to sleep; sluggish.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. inclined to or marked by drowsiness
Especially did he love to lie on his back and have his sleek, cream-coloured throat stroked gently while he purred in somnolent satisfaction.
Also, the patient was getting a little somnolent, which is never a good sign when you are worried about hypoxemia / hypercarbia, so I figured it would be best if a nurse accompanied her.
Now I have to look up "somnolent" in the dictionary.
It means tired and lazy-sort of like "somnolent".
S----, a comfortable place very slightly disturbed by the fact that it had been already the scene of four battles; there was just this effect, as it seemed to me, that the affairs of the day were carried on with a kind of somnolent indifference ....
It did not come; but I fell into a kind of somnolent state, in which I suddenly felt as though I were sinking in swiftly flowing water.
In contrast to Meg Whitman, whose Friday night speech to delegates may be found in the dictionary under "somnolent," Fiorina's talk was energetic, punchy and well-crafted.
It isn't the weight of history I feel when I look at his paintings: it's a kind of somnolent,
Or maybe the burlesquing hepcat Spaniards will roll one by the somnolent Coasters. shedders on 9 May 2010
But spending more is the one thing Obama cannot do, because of the deals House and Senate Republicans have forced on him, and because of a typically passive, somnolent media that does not have nerve enough to come out and call it like it is.