sleepy
adjective (sleepier; -est) Date: 13th century 1. a. ready to fall asleep b. of, relating to, or characteristic of sleep 2. sluggish as if from sleep ; lethargic; also having little activity <
a sleepy coastal village
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3. sleep-inducing • sleepily adverbsleepiness noun

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