wakeful

[weyk-fuhl]

adjective

unable to sleep; not sleeping; indisposed to sleep: Excitement made the children wakeful.
characterized by absence of sleep: a wakeful night.
watchful; alert; vigilant: a wakeful foe.

Nearby words

  1. wake-robin,
  2. wake-up,
  3. wake-up call,
  4. wakeboarding,
  5. wakefield,
  6. wakefully,
  7. wakeless,
  8. waken,
  9. wakening,
  10. wakerife

Origin of wakeful

First recorded in 1540–50; wake1 + -ful

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British Dictionary definitions for wakefulness

wakeful

adjective

unable or unwilling to sleep
sleepless
alert
Derived Formswakefully, adverbwakefulness, noun

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