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Definition of "wakeful" []

  • Not sleeping or not able to sleep. (adjective)
  • Without sleep; sleepless. (adjective)
  • Watchful; alert. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "wakeful" in a sentence
  • "And sitting here surrounded with roses and with that languorous lilt in her ear, Crystal felt as if she too were under the influence of some unseen Mesmer, who had lulled the activity of her brain into a kind of wakeful sleep even while her senses remained keenly, vitally on the alert."
  • "Evidently this was not one of his "wakeful" periods."
  • "Cragg used it as a rendezvous or workshop and visited it stealthily on his "wakeful" nights."