What is another word for soporiferous?

Pronunciation: [sˌɒpɔːɹˈɪfəɹəs] (IPA)

Soporiferous is an unusual word that means "tending to induce sleep." Synonyms for soporiferous include somniferous, soporific, hypnotic, narcotic, slumberous, drowsy, and dozy. Each of these words also suggests a state of drowsiness or sleepiness. While soporiferous is a relatively uncommon word, its synonyms are more widely used, making them excellent alternatives for writers who don't want to use a word that may not be familiar to all readers. If you're looking for a word to describe something that makes you feel sleepy, one of these synonyms is sure to fit the bill.

Synonyms for Soporiferous:

What are the hypernyms for Soporiferous?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the opposite words for soporiferous?

Soporiferous refers to something that can induce sleep or cause drowsiness. Antonyms for soporiferous include stimulating, invigorating, vivacious, energetic, and lively. If something is not soporiferous, it can have the opposite effect by keeping you alert and awake. Such things can be exhilarating, thrilling, captivating, or engaging. A cup of coffee in the morning, for instance, is invigorating and helps one stay alert and focused throughout the day. Similarly, thrilling activities like bungee jumping or skydiving can keep you on the edge of your seat and pump adrenaline into your system. In contrast, soporiferous things make you feel lethargic and drowsy, such as reading a boring textbook or viewing a monotonous lecture.

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Usage examples for Soporiferous

Amongst them all the father of the child remooved with his owne hands the stone of the Sepulchre, and found his Sonne rising up after his dead and soporiferous sleepe, whom when he beheld, he imbraced him in his armes, and presented him before the people, with great joy and consolation, and as he was wrapped and bound in his grave, so he brought him before the Judges, whereupon the wickednesse of the Servant, and, the treason of the stepdame was plainely discovered, and the verity of the matter revealed, whereby the woman was perpetually exiled, the Servant hanged on a Gallowes, and the Physitian had the Crownes, which was prepared to buy the poyson.
"The Golden Asse"
Lucius Apuleius
His suggestion that the soporiferous medicines are likest to do it means that he thinks the delusions of witches subjective and produced by drugs.
"A History of Witchcraft in England from 1558 to 1718"
Wallace Notestein
"By reason," concludes Evelyn, "too, of its soporiferous quality, the Lettuce ever was, and still continues, the principal foundation of the universal tribe of Sallets, which cools and refreshes, besides its other properties, and therefore was held in such high esteem by the ancients, that divers of the Valerian family dignified and ennobled their name with that of Lactucinii."
"Herbal Simples Approved for Modern Uses of Cure"
William Thomas Fernie

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