Asleep vs Unasleep - What's the difference?

asleep | unasleep |


As adjectives the difference between asleep and unasleep

is that asleep is in a state of sleep; also, broadly, resting while unasleep is (rare) not asleep; awake.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

asleep

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • In a state of sleep; also, broadly, resting.
  • I was asleep when you called.
    Never disturb a man asleep .
  • (slang) Inattentive.
  • How could you miss that? Were you asleep ?
  • (of a body part) Having a numb or prickling sensation accompanied by a degree of unresponsiveness.
  • My arm fell asleep . You know, like pins and needles.
  • * 2003 , Norma L. Bronoski, Nuns Don't Dance ,
  • Louisa sat in the car crying, until her foot fell asleep . She shook her foot violently, afraid the numbness would turn to frostbite.
  • (euphemistic) dead
  • Usage notes

    * Not used in attributive position.

    Synonyms

    * dormant

    Antonyms

    * awake

    See also

    * pins and needles

    Anagrams

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    unasleep

    English

    Adjective

    (-)
  • (rare) Not asleep; awake.