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drowsy Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. adjective satellite half asleep
    dozy; drowsing.
    • 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
  2. adjective satellite showing lack of attention or boredom
    yawning; oscitant.
    • the yawning congregation

Drow"sy adjective
comparative Drowsier ; superlative 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.

Webster 1913

"Rowling never met an adverb she didn't like."

-Stephen King on J.K Rowling's excessive use of adverbs.

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