slumberous

or slum·brous

[ sluhm-ber-uhs, sluhm-bruhs or sluhm-bruhs ]
/ ˈslʌm bər əs, ˈslʌm brəs or ˈslʌm brəs /

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.

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Origin of slumberous

First recorded in 1485–95; slumber + -ous

OTHER WORDS FROM slumberous

slum·ber·ous·ly, adverbslum·ber·ous·ness, nounun·slum·brous, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for slumberous

slumberous
/ (ˈslʌmbərəs, -brəs) /

adjective mainly poetic

sleepy; drowsy
inducing sleep
characteristic of slumber

Derived forms of slumberous

slumberously, adverbslumberousness, noun
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