Sleepiest
Sleepy Sleep"y, a. [Compar. {Sleepier}; superl. {Sleepiest}.] [AS. sl?pig. See {Sleep}, n.] 1. Drowsy; inclined to, or overcome by, sleep. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

She waked her sleepy crew. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

2. Tending to induce sleep; soporiferous; somniferous; as, a sleepy drink or potion. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

3. Dull; lazy; heavy; sluggish. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

'Tis not sleepy business; But must be looked to speedily and strongly. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

4. Characterized by an absence of watchfulness; as, sleepy security. [1913 Webster]

{Sleepy duck} (Zo["o]l.), the ruddy duck. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • sleepiest — sleep·y || slɪːpɪ adj. drowsy, tired, needing to sleep; quiet; slow, sluggish …   English contemporary dictionary

  • sleepiest — superlative of sleepy …   Useful english dictionary

  • Sleepier — Sleepy Sleep y, a. [Compar. {Sleepier}; superl. {Sleepiest}.] [AS. sl?pig. See {Sleep}, n.] 1. Drowsy; inclined to, or overcome by, sleep. Shak. [1913 Webster] She waked her sleepy crew. Dryden. [1913 Webster] 2. Tending to induce sleep;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sleepy — Sleep y, a. [Compar. {Sleepier}; superl. {Sleepiest}.] [AS. sl?pig. See {Sleep}, n.] 1. Drowsy; inclined to, or overcome by, sleep. Shak. [1913 Webster] She waked her sleepy crew. Dryden. [1913 Webster] 2. Tending to induce sleep; soporiferous;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sleepy duck — Sleepy Sleep y, a. [Compar. {Sleepier}; superl. {Sleepiest}.] [AS. sl?pig. See {Sleep}, n.] 1. Drowsy; inclined to, or overcome by, sleep. Shak. [1913 Webster] She waked her sleepy crew. Dryden. [1913 Webster] 2. Tending to induce sleep;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Dizzy series — The Dizzy series of computer games (published by Codemasters) was one of the most successful European computer game brands of the late 1980s. The games were based around a central figure: an intelligent egg like creature called Dizzy. The games… …   Wikipedia

  • The Cuban Doctor — is a poem from Wallace Stevens s first book of poetry, Harmonium. It was first published in the journal Poetry in October, 1921, so it is in the public domain. [Buttel, p. 191. See also Librivox [http://librivox.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=4077]… …   Wikipedia

  • sleepy — sleepily, adv. sleepiness, n. /slee pee/, adj., sleepier, sleepiest. 1. ready or inclined to sleep; drowsy. 2. of or showing drowsiness. 3. languid; languorous: a sleepy gesture. 4. lethargic; sluggish: a sleepy brook. 5. q …   Universalium

  • List of closed New York City Subway stations — The New York City Subway is a rapid transit system that serves four of the five boroughs of New York City in the U.S. state of New York: the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Queens. Its predecessors the Interborough Rapid Transit Company (IRT),… …   Wikipedia

  • Dizzy (series) — The Dizzy series of computer games, published by Codemasters, was one of the most successful European computer game brands of the late 1980s. The games were based around a central figure: an intelligent egg like creature called Dizzy. The games… …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”