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sleepy Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. adjective satellite ready to fall asleep
    sleepy-eyed; sleepyheaded.
    • beginning to feel sleepy
    • a sleepy-eyed child with drooping eyelids
    • sleepyheaded students

Sleep"y adjective
AS. slpig. See Sleep, n.
comparative Sleepier ; superlative Sleepiest
  1. Drowsy; inclined to, or overcome by, sleep. Shak.
    She waked her sleepy crew. Dryden.
  2. Tending to induce sleep; soporiferous; somniferous; as, a sleepy drink or potion. Chaucer.
  3. Dull; lazy; heavy; sluggish. Shak.
    'Tis not sleepy business; But must be looked to speedily and strongly. Shak.
  4. Characterized by an absence of watchfulness; as, sleepy security.

Webster 1913