drowsy

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Probably from or akin to Old English drūsian.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

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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Last modified on 9 April 2014, at 08:51