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or slum·brous

[sluhm-ber-uh s, sluhm-bruh s or sluhm-bruh s]
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  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.
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Origin of slumberous

First recorded in 1485–95; slumber + -ous
Related formsslum·ber·ous·ly, adverbslum·ber·ous·ness, nounun·slum·brous, adjective
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Related Words for slumberous

asleep, blah, comatose, dopey, drowsy, heavy, hypnotic, inactive, lethargic, listless, nodding, out, quiet, sleeping, slow, sluggish, somnolent, soporific, torpid, dozy

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Historical Examples of slumberous

  • 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

  • There is a slumberous Southern fire in the Mexican girls' eyes and love.


    Charles Reginald Enock

  • It was a neighbor, stopping his slumberous horse to leave a letter.

  • If the War Office was too lively, this place was too slumberous by half.


    Norman Douglas

British Dictionary definitions for slumberous


adjective mainly poetic
  1. sleepy; drowsy
  2. inducing sleep
  3. characteristic of slumber
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Derived Formsslumberously, adverbslumberousness, noun
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