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dreamless

[ dreem-lis ]

adjective

  1. undisturbed by dreams:

    a sound and dreamless sleep.



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Other Words From

  • dreamless·ly adverb
  • dreamless·ness noun

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Word History and Origins

Origin of dreamless1

First recorded in 1595–1605; dream + -less

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Example Sentences

He would have welcomed instantaneous sleep—ten hours of refreshing, dreamless sleep.

A long, dreamless sleep took instant charge of him, for he was exhausted to a state of utter depletion.

Haggard flung himself upon the sofa, and then he slept the dreamless sleep of a little child.

Groping his way with half-closed eyes back to the bed, he falls again into a heavy, dreamless slumber.

His sleep was sound enough for the proverbial just man, sound and dreamless, aided perhaps by a liberal allowance of wine.

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