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Drowsy definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

DROWSY, a.
1. Inclined to sleep; sleepy; heavy with sleepiness; lethargic; comatose.
2. Dull; sluggish; stupid.
3. Disposing to sleep; lulling; as a drowsy couch.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

adj
1: half asleep; "made drowsy by the long ride"; "it seemed a pity to disturb the drowsing (or dozing) professor"; "a tired dozy child"; "the nodding (or napping) grandmother in her rocking chair" [syn: drowsy, drowsing, dozy]
2: showing lack of attention or boredom; "the yawning congregation" [syn: drowsy, oscitant, yawning]

Merriam Webster's

adjective (drowsier; -est) Date: 1530 1. a. ready to fall asleep <the pills made her drowsy> b. inducing or tending to induce sleep <drowsy music> c. indolent, lethargic <drowsy bureaucrats> 2. giving the appearance of peaceful inactivity <a drowsy village> drowsily adverb drowsiness noun

Oxford Reference Dictionary

adj. (drowsier, drowsiest) 1 half asleep; dozing. 2 soporific; lulling. 3 sluggish. Derivatives: drowsily adv. drowsiness n. Etymology: prob. rel. to OE drusian be languid or slow, dreosan fall: cf. DREARY

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Drowsy Drow"sy, a. [Compar. Drowsier; superl. Drowsiest.] 1. Inclined to drowse; heavy with sleepiness; lethargic; dozy. ``When I am drowsy.'' --Shak. 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.'' --Atterbury. Syn: Sleepy; lethargic; dozy; somnolent; comatose; dull heavy; stupid.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(drowsier, drowsiest) If you feel drowsy, you feel sleepy and cannot think clearly. He felt pleasantly drowsy and had to fight off the urge to sleep. ADJ drowsiness Big meals during the day cause drowsiness. N-UNCOUNT drowsily 'Mm,' she answered drowsily. ADV: ADV with v

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

a. 1. Sleepy, dozy. 2. Lethargic, comatose, stupid. 3. Soporific, lulling.

Moby Thesaurus

anesthetized, appeasing, calming, cataleptic, comatose, cradling, doped, dozy, dreamy, drugged, drugged with sleep, gentling, groggy, half asleep, heavy, heavy with sleep, heavy-eyed, hushing, in a stupor, lackadaisical, languid, languorous, lazy, lethargic, listless, lulling, mollifying, napping, narcoleptic, narcose, narcotized, narcous, nodding, oscitant, out of it, pacifying, quietening, restful, rocking, sedated, sleep-drowned, sleep-drunk, sleep-filled, sleep-swollen, sleepful, sleepy, sluggish, slumberous, slumbery, snoozy, somnolent, soothful, soothing, soporific, stilling, stretchy, stuporose, stuporous, tired, torpid, tranquilizing, weary, yawning, yawny



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