Definition of Insomniac

1. Noun. Someone who cannot sleep.

Exact synonyms: Sleepless Person
Generic synonyms: Diseased Person, Sick Person, Sufferer



2. Adjective. Experiencing or accompanied by sleeplessness. "Twenty watchful, weary, tedious nights"
Exact synonyms: Sleepless, Watchful
Similar to: Awake
Derivative terms: Sleeplessness

Definition of Insomniac

1. Noun. One who suffers an inability or difficulty sleeping; a sufferer from insomnia. ¹

2. Adjective. Suffering from or pertaining to insomnia. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Insomniac

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Medical Definition of Insomniac

1. 1. A sufferer from insomnia. 2. Exhibiting, tending toward, or producing insomnia. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Insomniac

insolubilizing
insoluble
insoluble soap
insolubleness
insolublenesses
insolubles
insolubly
insolvable
insolvably
insolvated
insolvencies
insolvency
insolvent
insolvents
insomnia
insomniac (current term)
insomniacs
insomnias
insomnious
insomnolence
insomnolences
insomnolent
insomuch
insonate
insonation
insonicate
insonicated
insonication
insonify
insonorous

Literary usage of Insomniac

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1. American Public Health Protection by Henry Bixby Hemenway, Edwin Frederick Bowers, Mary Sewall Gardner (1916)
"Frequently the worst sufferers from insomnia are the family and friends of the insomniac, who have to listen to the lugubrious tales of his sleeplessness. ..."

2. The Century (1902)
"His eyes had the insomniac brilliance and the insomniac honesty. I do not think I even told him that I was sorry for him. The omission taunts me now that I ..."

3. Skin and Venereal Diseases (1906)
"The patient was nervous, irritable, and insomniac. ... During October he became steadily worse, losing weight and strength, being more and more insomniac. ..."

4. Side-stepping Ill Health by Edwin Frederick Bowers (1916)
"Frequently the worst sufferers from insomnia are the family and friends of the insomniac, who have to listen to the lugubrious tales of his sleeplessness. ..."

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