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sleepy

sleep·y

sleepy

pronunciation:
sli pi
features:
Word Parts
part of speech: adjective
inflections: sleepier, sleepiest
definition 1: in need of or starting to sleep.
Reading a boring book makes me sleepy.
synonyms:
drowsy
antonyms:
awake
similar words:
fatigued, weary
definition 2: not active; dull.
They lived in a sleepy little town.
synonyms:
idle
similar words:
dull, slow, sluggish
derivations: sleepily (adv.), sleepiness (n.)
Word Parts
The word sleepy contains the following part:
-y1, -ey Old English adjective-forming suffix that means characterized by; full of; tending to
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The suffix -y1, -ey attaches to nouns and a few verbs to form adjectives.