Definition of Drowsy

1. Adjective. Half asleep. "The nodding (or napping) grandmother in her rocking chair"

Exact synonyms: Dozy, Drowsing
Similar to: Asleep
Derivative terms: Drowse, Drowsiness



2. Adjective. Showing lack of attention or boredom. "The yawning congregation"
Exact synonyms: Oscitant, Yawning
Similar to: Inattentive
Derivative terms: Oscitancy, Oscitancy

Definition of Drowsy

1. a. Inclined to drowse; heavy with sleepiness; lethargic; dozy.

Definition of Drowsy

1. Adjective. Inclined to drowse; heavy with sleepiness; lethargic; dozy. ¹

2. Adjective. Disposing to sleep; lulling; soporific. ¹

3. Adjective. Dull; stupid. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Drowsy

1. sleepy [adj DROWSIER, DROWSIEST] : DROWSILY [adv] - See also: sleepy

Medical Definition of Drowsy

1. 1. Inclined to drowse; heavy with sleepiness; lethargic; dozy. "When I am drowsy." "Dapples the drowsy east with spots of gray." (Shak) "To our age's drowsy blood Still shouts the inspiring sea." (Lowell) 2. Disposing to sleep; lulling; soporific. "The drowsy hours, dispensers of all good." (Tennyson) 3. Dull; stupid. " Drowsy reasoning." Synonym: Sleepy, lethargic, dozy, somnolent, comatose, dull heavy, stupid. Origin: Drowsier; Drowsiest. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Drowsy

drowns
drows
drowse
drowse off
drowsed
drowses
drowsier
drowsiest
drowsihead
drowsihed
drowsily
drowsiness
drowsinesses
drowsing
drowsing(a)
drowsy (current term)
drowth
drowths
droxicam
droxidopa
droyle
droyled
drub
drubbed
drubber
drubbers
drubbing
drubbings
drubs
drucken

Literary usage of Drowsy

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1. The Seasons by Joseph Haydn (1839)
"And from her wintry grave Bid drowsy na - ture rise. J> _n /*_ *г Г1 I Ak I KTJ come ! come ! And from her wintry grave Bid drowsy na - ture rise. from (her ..."

2. Lyrics of Lowly Life by Paul Laurence Dunbar, William Dean Howells (1897)
"A drowsy DAY. THE air is dark, the sky is gray, The misty shadows come and go, ... Each slightest sound is magnified, For drowsy quiet holds her reign ..."

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