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sleepless

[ sleep-lis ]
/ ˈslip lɪs /
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adjective
without sleep: a sleepless night.
watchful; alert: sleepless devotion to duty.
always active: the sleepless ocean.
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Origin of sleepless

late Middle English word dating back to 1375–1425; see origin at sleep, -less

OTHER WORDS FROM sleepless

sleep·less·ly, adverbsleep·less·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for sleepless

sleepless
/ (ˈsliːplɪs) /

adjective
without sleep or resta sleepless journey
unable to sleep
always watchful or alert
mainly poetic always active or movingthe sleepless tides

Derived forms of sleepless

sleeplessly, adverbsleeplessness, noun
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