Drowsier
Drowsy Drow"sy, a. [Compar. {Drowsier}; superl. {Drowsiest}.] 1. Inclined to drowse; heavy with sleepiness; lethargic; dozy. ``When I am drowsy.'' --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Dapples the drowsy east with spots of gray. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

To our age's drowsy blood Still shouts the inspiring sea. --Lowell. [1913 Webster]

2. Disposing to sleep; lulling; soporific. [1913 Webster]

The drowsy hours, dispensers of all good. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster]

3. Dull; stupid. `` Drowsy reasoning.'' --Atterbury.

Syn: Sleepy; lethargic; dozy; somnolent; comatose; dull heavy; stupid. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Drowsiest — Drowsy Drow sy, a. [Compar. {Drowsier}; superl. {Drowsiest}.] 1. Inclined to drowse; heavy with sleepiness; lethargic; dozy. When I am drowsy. Shak. [1913 Webster] Dapples the drowsy east with spots of gray. Shak. [1913 Webster] To our age s… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Drowsy — Drow sy, a. [Compar. {Drowsier}; superl. {Drowsiest}.] 1. Inclined to drowse; heavy with sleepiness; lethargic; dozy. When I am drowsy. Shak. [1913 Webster] Dapples the drowsy east with spots of gray. Shak. [1913 Webster] To our age s drowsy… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • drowsy — 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 > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • drowsy — adjective (drowsier, drowsiest) sleepy and lethargic. Derivatives drowsily adverb drowsiness noun Origin C15: prob. from the stem of OE drūsian be languid or slow , of Gmc origin; related to dreary …   English new terms dictionary

  • drowsy — UK [ˈdraʊzɪ] / US adjective Word forms drowsy : adjective drowsy comparative drowsier superlative drowsiest feeling that you want to sleep Some cough medicines can make you feel drowsy. Derived word: drowsily adverb …   English dictionary

  • drowsy — /ˈdraʊzi / (say drowzee) adjective (drowsier, drowsiest) 1. inclined to sleep; half asleep. 2. marked by or resulting from sleepiness. 3. dull; sluggish. 4. inducing sleepiness. {drows(e) + y1} –drowsily, adverb –drowsiness, noun …   Australian English dictionary

  • drowsily — drowsy ► ADJECTIVE (drowsier, drowsiest) ▪ sleepy and lethargic. DERIVATIVES drowsily adverb drowsiness noun. ORIGIN probably from an Old English word meaning «be languid or slow»; related to DREARY(Cf. ↑dreary) …   English terms dictionary

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