V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: 1. causing sleep or drowsiness; 2. feeling sleepy; 3. extremely boring

Synonyms: sleepy, drowsy, boring, dull

Antonyms: wide-awake, exciting, lively

Tips: Soporific can also be a noun denoting a drug that induces sleep. Soporific can be used as a more sophisticated way of saying "drowsy" or "sleepy." For memory trick, note how soporific sounds similar to "so boring it's horrific." Something soporific is so boring, it might put you to sleep.

Usage Examples:

The large afternoon meal had a soporific effect on her, and she longed to take a nap. (sleep-inducing)

The soporific lecture actually caused one of the students to fall asleep on his desk and begin to snore. (boring, dull, sleep-inducing)

The heat of the afternoon had a soporific effect on people and animals alike. (sleep-inducing)

That book has a soporific effect on me; each time I pick it up, I only get through a couple pages before falling asleep. (drowsy-making, sleep-inducing)

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