Sleepy vs Lifeless - What's the difference?
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Sleepy is a related term of lifeless.
As adjectives the difference between sleepy and lifeless
is that sleepy
is tired; feeling the need for sleep while lifeless
is inanimate; having no life.
As a noun sleepy
is (informal) the gum that builds up in the eye.
Tired; feeling the need for sleep.
* 1994 , (Stephen Fry), (The Hippopotamus) Chapter 2
- She wak'd her sleepy crew.
Tending to induce sleep; soporific.
- At the very moment he cried out, David realised that what he had run into was only the Christmas tree. Disgusted with himself at such cowardice, he spat a needle from his mouth, stepped back from the tree and listened. There were no sounds of any movement upstairs: no shouts, no sleepy grumbles, only a gentle tinkle from the decorationsas the tree had recovered from the collision.
Dull; lazy; heavy; sluggish.
* William Shakespeare
- a sleepy drink or potion
Quiet; without bustle or activity.
- 'Tis not sleepy business; / But must be looked to speedily and strongly.
- a sleepy English village
* See also
(informal) The gum that builds up in the eye
* 1964 , Ken Kesey, Sometimes a great notion
* 1991 , Martin Amis, London fields
- "Did he always leave the sleepy in his eyes?" "Never removed it; let it build up in the comers of his eyes over the weeks until it was heavy enough to fall...
- But the nightdress was heavy, the sleepy in her eyes was heavy, her hair (she made a mustache of one of its locks) was heavy and smelled of cigarettes...
inanimate; having no life
dead; having lost life
uninhabited, or incapable of supporting life
dull or lacking vitality