Roget category 6835. Words relating to the voluntary powers
› 5.3. Voluntary action
›› 5.3.1. Simple voluntary action
lull etc. (cessation) 142 — quiescence etc. 265 — rust, rustiness.
idleness, remissness etc. adj. — sloth, indolence, indiligence† — dawdling etc. v.. ergophobia†, otiosity†.
dullness etc. adj. — languor — segnity†, segnitude† — lentor† — sluggishness etc. (slowness) 275 — procrastination etc. (delay) 133 — torpor, torpidity, torpescence† — stupor etc. (insensibility) 823 — somnolence — drowsiness etc. adj. — nodding etc. v. — oscitation†, oscitancy† — pandiculation†, hypnotism, lethargy — statuvolence heaviness†, heavy eyelids.
sleep, slumber — sound sleep, heavy sleep, balmy sleep — Morpheus — Somnus — coma, trance, ecstasis†, dream, hibernation, nap, doze, snooze, siesta, wink of sleep, forty winks, snore — hypnology†.
dull work — pottering — relaxation etc. (loosening) 47 — Castle of Indolence.
[Cause of inactivity] lullaby, sedative, tranquilizer, hypnotic, sleeping pill, relaxant, anaesthetic, general anaesthetic etc. 174 — torpedo.
[person who is inactive] idler, drone, droil†, dawdle, mopus† — do-little faineant [Fr.], dummy, sleeping partner — afternoon farmer — truant etc. (runaway) 623 — bummer†, loafer, goldbrick, goldbicker, lounger, lazzarone [It] — lubber, lubbard† — slow coach etc. (slow.) 275 — opium eater, lotus eater — slug — lag†, sluggard, slugabed — slumberer, dormouse, marmot — waiter on Providence, fruges consumere natus [Lat.].
let the grass grow under one's feet —
take one's time,
go to sleep over —
sleep at one's post,
ne battre que d'une aile [Fr.].
take it easy, take things as they come — lead an easy life, vegetate, swim with the stream, eat the bread of idleness — loll in the lap of luxury, loll in the lap of indolence — waste time, consume time, kill time, lose time — burn daylight, waste the precious hours.
idle away time, trifle away time, fritter away time, fool away time — spend time in, take time in — peddle, piddle — potter, pudder†, dabble, faddle fribble†, fiddle-faddle — dally, dilly-dally.
sleep, slumber, be asleep — hibernate — oversleep — sleep like a top, sleep like a log, sleep like a dormouse — sleep soundly, heavily — doze, drowze†, snooze, nap — take a nap etc. n. — dream — snore one's best — settle to sleep, go to sleep, go off to sleep — doze off, drop off — fall asleep — drop asleep — close the eyes, seal up the eyes, seal up eyelids — weigh down the eyelids — get sleep, nod, yawn — go to bed, turn — get some z's, stack z's [Coll.].
languish, expend itself, flag, hang fire — relax.
render idle etc. adj. — sluggardize† — mitigate etc. 174.
indolent, lazy, slothful, idle, lusk†, remiss, slack, inert, torpid, sluggish, otiose, languid, supine, heavy, dull, leaden, lumpish† — exanimate†, soulless — listless — drony†, dronish† — lazy as Ludlam's dog.
dilatory, laggard — lagging etc. v. — slow etc. 275 — rusty, flagging — lackadaisical, maudlin, fiddle-faddle — pottering etc. v. — shilly-shally etc. (irresolute) 605.
sleeping, etc. v. — asleep — fast asleep, dead asleep, sound asleep — in a sound sleep — sound as a top, dormant, comatose — in the arms of Morpheus, in the lap of Morpheus.
sleepy, sleepful† — dozy†, drowsy, somnolent, torpescent†, lethargic, lethargical† — somnifacient† — statuvolent†, statuvolic† — heavy, heavy with sleep — napping — somnific†, somniferous — soporous†, soporific, soporiferous† — hypnotic — balmy, dreamy — unawakened, unawakened.
sedative etc. 174.
the eyes begin to draw straws —
bankrupt of life yet prodigal of ease"
better 50 years of Europe than a cycle of better 50 years of Europe than a cycle of Cathay"
idly busy rolls their world away"
the mystery of folded sleep"
the timely dew of sleep"
thou driftest gently down the tides of sleep"
tired Nature's sweet restorer, balmy sleep"
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