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slumberous

or slumbrous

[sluhm-ber-uh s, sluhm-bruh s] /ˈslʌm bər əs, ˈslʌm brəs/
adjective
1.
sleepy; heavy with drowsiness, as the eyelids.
2.
causing or inducing sleep.
3.
pertaining to, characterized by, or suggestive of slumber.
4.
inactive or sluggish; calm or quiet.
Origin of slumberous
1485-1495
1485-95; slumber + -ous
Related forms
slumberously, adverb
slumberousness, noun
unslumbrous, adjective
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Examples from the Web for slumberous
Historical Examples
  • The slumberous pup was on its feet standing alertly defiant.

    The Law-Breakers Ridgwell Cullum
  • The village was taking her back into its slumberous comfortableness.

    In a Little Town Rupert Hughes
  • It was a neighbor, stopping his slumberous horse to leave a letter.

    Country Neighbors Alice Brown
  • But his thoughts were gradually getting too busy for this slumberous state.

    Doctor Grimshawe's Secret Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • Miss Grimston, half lowering her eyes, looked at her visitor with slumberous suspension of expression, and made no reply.

    The Inner Shrine Basil King
  • Her spirit, lulled by a slumberous sweetness, was sentimentally inclined.

    Froth Armando Palacio Valds
  • Noon deepened through many shades of hot and slumberous splendor, the very silence intensified by the brilliant pageant of sound.

  • Thus, we looked upon the face of the slumberous deeps, and were alone.

    The House on the Borderland William Hope Hodgson
  • "I don't believe he's dead," murmured Kergenven with closed, slumberous eyes.

    Under Two Flags Ouida [Louise de la Ramee]
  • A solemn twilight, heavy and oppressive, was closing a dull, slumberous day.

    The Light That Lures Percy Brebner
British Dictionary definitions for slumberous

slumberous

/ˈslʌmbərəs; -brəs/
adjective (mainly poetic)
1.
sleepy; drowsy
2.
inducing sleep
3.
characteristic of slumber
Derived Forms
slumberously, adverb
slumberousness, noun
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