An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (spent awake)
a. sin dormir
After 36 sleepless hours I was in no shape to drive.Después de 36 horas sin dormir no estaba en condiciones de manejar.
b. en blanco
We spent a sleepless night waiting for news from the hospital.Pasamos la noche en blanco esperando noticias del hospital.
c. de desvelo
Harry spent many sleepless nights because his neighbors were always fighting.Harry pasó muchas noches de desvelo porque sus vecinos se peleaban todo el tiempo.
2. (unable to sleep)
a. desvelado
Amanda lay sleepless in her bed, frantic with worry.Amanda estaba tumbada en la cama, desvelada y desesperada de la preocupación.
b. insomne
The manic patient was sleepless and hyperactive.El paciente maniaco estaba insomne e hiperactivo.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
to have a sleepless nightpasar una noche en blanco
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sleepless [ˈsliːplɪs]
[+person] insomne
many sleepless nights muchas noches en blanco or sin dormir; to have a sleepless night pasar la noche en blanco or sin dormir
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