from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Inducing or tending to induce sleep.
- adj. Drowsy.
- n. A drug or other substance that induces sleep; a hypnotic.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Something inducing sleep, especially a drug.
- n. Something boring or dull.
- adj. Tending to induce sleep.
- adj. boring, dull
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Causing sleep; tending to cause sleep; soporiferous.
- n. A medicine, drug, plant, or other agent that has the quality of inducing sleep; a narcotic.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Tending to produce sleep.
- n. Anything which causes sleep, as certain medicines.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. inducing mental lethargy
- n. a drug that induces sleep
- adj. sleep inducing
There is a misunderstanding about the meaning of the word soporific and when Thompson explains it to McDonald they both enjoy a laugh, at themselves mostly, they let go a little, and it is one of the most human and intimate moments in the film up until that point.
Could anyone ever consider terrific a delivery best called soporific?
It may be remembered that Archibald, in what we may term his soporific period, had manifested a strong, although entirely irrational, repugnance to this east chamber.
The first half could best be described as soporific, the encounter displaying all the characteristics of a scrap that had the spectre of relegation very much at the banquet.
"soporific" -- and in explaining Santayana's eventual road to prestige
It was part of the reason that my vocabulary at age three included the word 'soporific'.
The best I can say about the first half of the performance is that I don't often get to use the word "soporific" in casual conversation.
While he quarreled with descriptions of his speaking style as "soporific," Kerry tacitly acknowledged that he failed to connect with enough voters on a personal level.
How about it Rudy - buy me a pastrami sandwich for every time I call a Romney speech "soporific"?
I will, however, agree that the June/July issue is somewhat "soporific" as Cheney and DeNiro called it.