What does drowsy mean?

Definitions for drowsy
ˈdraʊ zidrowsy

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word drowsy.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. drowsy, drowsing(a), dozy(adj)

    half asleep

    "made drowsy by the long ride"; "it seemed a pity to disturb the drowsing (or dozing) professor"; "a tired dozy child"; "the nodding (or napping) grandmother in her rocking chair"

  2. drowsy, oscitant, yawning(a)(adj)

    showing lack of attention or boredom

    "the yawning congregation"

Wiktionary

  1. drowsy(Adjective)

    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.

    Etymology: Probably from or akin to drusian.

  2. drowsy(Adjective)

    Disposing to sleep; lulling; soporific.

    It was a warm, drowsy summer afternoon.

    Etymology: Probably from or akin to drusian.

  3. drowsy(Adjective)

    Dull; stupid.

    Etymology: Probably from or akin to drusian.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Drowsy

    inclined to drowse; heavy with sleepiness; lethargic; dozy

  2. Drowsy

    disposing to sleep; lulling; soporific

  3. Drowsy

    dull; stupid

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of drowsy in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of drowsy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of drowsy in a Sentence

  1. Nadine Kaslow:

    While a pill might seem easier in the moment, it doesn't help you improve the situation overall, and there are side effects to many of these medications -- like a drowsy hangover or having a hard time getting up.

  2. William Shakespeare, "King John", Act 3 scene 4:

    Life is as tedious as a twice-told tale Vexing the dull ear of a drowsy man.

  3. Sir Thomas More:

    A man reserves his true and deepest love not for the species of woman in whose company he finds himself electrified and enkindled, but for that one in whose company he may feel tenderly drowsy.

  4. William Shakespeare:

    Life is as tedious as a twice-told tale Vexing the dull ear of a drowsy man.

  5. Michel Foucault:

    Chance does not speak essentially through words nor can it be seen in their convolution. It is the eruption of language, its sudden appearance. It's not a night twinkle with stars, an illuminated sleep, nor a drowsy vigil. It is the very edge of consciousness.

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  • نعسانArabic
  • приспивателен, сънливBulgarian
  • schläfrigGerman
  • νυσταγμένοςGreek
  • somnoliento, soñoliento, adormecido, soporífero, somníferoSpanish
  • خواب و بیدار، نیمه خوابPersian
  • unelias, nukuttava, unettavaFinnish
  • stupide, somnolent, ensommeillé, soporifiqueFrench
  • néalmhar, suanmhar, codlatachIrish
  • suaineachScottish Gaelic
  • सुस्तHindi
  • soporifero, insonnolito, assonnatoItalian
  • 眠い, 眠たいJapanese
  • miegainsLatvian
  • pōuruuru, hinamoe, hiamoe, hāmoemoeMāori
  • slaperigDutch
  • senny, ospałyPolish
  • modorrento, sonolentoPortuguese
  • заспанный, усыпляющий, сонный, снотворный, сонливый, нудныйRussian
  • pospan, dremljiv, поспан, sanjiv, сањив, дремљивSerbo-Croatian
  • dåsigSwedish

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