drowsy

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Probably from or akin to Old English drūsian.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

drowsy (comparative drowsier, superlative drowsiest)

  1. Inclined to drowse; heavy with sleepiness; lethargic; dozy.
    I was feeling drowsy and so decided to make a cup of coffee to try to wake myself up.
  2. Disposing to sleep; lulling; soporific.
    It was a warm, drowsy summer afternoon.
  3. Dull; stupid.

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