HyperDic: wakefulness

English > 3 senses of the word wakefulness:
NOUNcognitionwakefulnessa periodic state during which you are conscious and aware of the world
statewakefulness, sleeplessnessa temporary state in which you are unable (or unwilling) to sleep
cognitionwakefulness, watchfulness, vigilance, alertnessthe process of paying close and continuous attention
English > wakefulness: 3 senses > noun 1, cognition
MeaningA periodic state during which you are conscious and aware of the world.
Example"consciousness during wakefulness in a sane person is pretty well ordered and familiar"
Narrowerarousalawakening from sleep / sleep / sleep
vigilA period of sleeplessness
Broaderphysical condition, physiological state, physiological conditionThe condition or state of the body or bodily functions
wakingThe state of remaining awake
Spanishestado de alerta
Catalanestat d'alerta
English > wakefulness: 3 senses > noun 2, state
MeaningA temporary state in which you are unable (or unwilling) to sleep.
Example"accept your wakefulness and sleep in its own contrary way is more likely to come"
Synonymsleeplessness
Broadertemporary stateA state that continues for a limited time
Oppositesleepiness, drowsiness, somnolenceA very sleepy state
Spanishdesvelo, insomnio, vela, vigilia
Catalandesvetllament, insomni, vetlla, vigília
Adjectiveswakeful(of sleep) easily disturbed
English > wakefulness: 3 senses > noun 3, cognition
MeaningThe process of paying close and continuous attention.
Example"wakefulness, watchfulness, and bellicosity make a good hunter"
Synonymswatchfulness, vigilance, alertness
Narrowerjealousyzealous vigilance / vigilance
BroaderattentionThe faculty or power of mental concentration
Spanishdesvelo, vigilancia, vigilia
Catalandesvetllament, vigilància
Adjectiveswakefulcarefully observant or attentive

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