slumberous

or slum·brous

[sluhm-ber-uh s, sluhm-bruh s or sluhm-bruh s]

adjective

sleepy; heavy with drowsiness, as the eyelids.
causing or inducing sleep.
pertaining to, characterized by, or suggestive of slumber.
inactive or sluggish; calm or quiet.

Nearby words

  1. sluit,
  2. slum,
  3. slumber,
  4. slumber party,
  5. slumberland,
  6. slumberously,
  7. slumbershade,
  8. slumbery,
  9. slumdweller,
  10. slumgullion

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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British Dictionary definitions for slumberous

slumberous

adjective mainly poetic

sleepy; drowsy
inducing sleep
characteristic of slumber
Derived Formsslumberously, adverbslumberousness, noun

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