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WAKEFULNESS

 Dictionary entry overview: What does wakefulness mean? 

WAKEFULNESS (noun)
  The noun WAKEFULNESS has 3 senses:

1. a periodic state during which you are conscious and aware of the world
2. a temporary state in which you are unable (or unwilling) to sleep
3. the process of paying close and continuous attention

  Familiarity information: WAKEFULNESS used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


WAKEFULNESS (noun)


Sense 1wakefulness [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A periodic state during which you are conscious and aware of the world

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Context example:

consciousness during wakefulness in a sane person is pretty well ordered and familiar

Hypernyms ("wakefulness" is a kind of...):

waking (the state of remaining awake)

physiological condition; physiological state (the state of the body or bodily functions)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "wakefulness"):

arousal (awakening from sleep)

vigil (a period of sleeplessness)


Sense 2wakefulness [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A temporary state in which you are unable (or unwilling) to sleep

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Synonyms:

sleeplessness; wakefulness

Context example:

accept your wakefulness and sleep in its own contrary way is more likely to come

Hypernyms ("wakefulness" is a kind of...):

temporary state (a state that continues for a limited time)

Antonym:

sleepiness (a very sleepy state)


Sense 3wakefulness [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The process of paying close and continuous attention

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

alertness; vigilance; watchfulness; wakefulness

Context examples:

wakefulness, watchfulness, and bellicosity make a good hunter / vigilance is especially susceptible to fatigue

Hypernyms ("wakefulness" is a kind of...):

attention (the faculty or power of mental concentration)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "wakefulness"):

jealousy (zealous vigilance)


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