wakeful

[weyk-fuhl]
adjective
1.
unable to sleep; not sleeping; indisposed to sleep: Excitement made the children wakeful.
2.
characterized by absence of sleep: a wakeful night.
3.
watchful; alert; vigilant: a wakeful foe.

Origin:
1540–50; wake1 + -ful

wakefully, adverb
wakefulness, noun
unwakeful, adjective
unwakefully, adverb
unwakefulness, noun


1. sleepless, awake, insomniac, restless. 3. wary, observant.


1. asleep, sleeping. 2. sleepful.
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wakeful (ˈweɪkfʊl)
 
adj
1.  unable or unwilling to sleep
2.  sleepless
3.  alert
 
'wakefully
 
adv
 
'wakefulness
 
n

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Dream consciousness is not the same as wakeful consciousness.
Patients close to the end of life may be unable to maintain a wakeful state without high levels of emotional or physical pain.
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