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drowsy, drowsing(a), dozyadjective
"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"
drowsy, oscitant, yawning(a)adjective
showing lack of attention or boredom
"the yawning congregation"
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.
Disposing to sleep; lulling; soporific.
It was a warm, drowsy summer afternoon.
Etymology: Probably from or akin to drusian.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: from drowse.
Drowsy am I, and yet can rarely sleep. Philip Sidney.
Men drowsy, and desirous to sleep, or before the fit of an ague, do use to yawn and stretch. Francis Bacon, Natural History.
The flowers, call’d out of their beds,
Start and raise up their drowsy heads. John Cleveland.
Drunken at last, and drowsy they depart,
Each to his house. Dryden.
Sir Guyon, mindful of his vows yplight,
Up rose from drowsy couch. Fairy Queen, b. ii. cant. 3.
While thus she rested, on her arm reclin’d,
The hoary willows waving with the wind,
And feather’d quires that warbled in the shade,
And purling streams that through the meadow stray’d,
In drowsy murmurs lull’d the gentle maid. Addison.
Those inadvertencies, a body would think, even our author, with all his drowsy reasoning, could never have been capable of. Francis Atterbury.
inclined to drowse; heavy with sleepiness; lethargic; dozy
disposing to sleep; lulling; soporific
The numerical value of drowsy in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of drowsy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Examples of drowsy in a Sentence
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.
It's clearly a significant problem and it's rampant, it has always been a problem, but my hunch is that (drowsy driving) has probably increased.
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.
It has always been a problem, but my hunch is that (drowsy driving) has probably increased.
Life is as tedious as a twice-told tale Vexing the dull ear of a drowsy man.
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Translations for drowsy
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- сънлив, приспивателенBulgarian
- soporífero, somnoliento, somnífero, adormecido, soñolientoSpanish
- خواب و بیدار، نیمه خوابPersian
- unelias, unettava, nukuttavaFinnish
- somnolent, ensommeillé, stupide, soporifiqueFrench
- néalmhar, codlatach, suanmharIrish
- suaineachScottish Gaelic
- soporifero, assonnato, insonnolitoItalian
- 眠たい, 眠いJapanese
- hāmoemoe, pōuruuru, hinamoe, hiamoeMāori
- senny, ospałyPolish
- sonolento, modorrentoPortuguese
- сонливый, нудный, усыпляющий, снотворный, сонный, заспанныйRussian
- дремљив, pospan, сањив, sanjiv, поспан, dremljivSerbo-Croatian
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