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drowsy

drow·sy

drowsy

pronunciation:
draU zi
features:
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part of speech: adjective
inflections: drowsier, drowsiest
definition 1: being on the point of falling asleep.
I felt drowsy, and I couldn't keep my eyes open.This medication may make you drowsy, so you shouldn't drive when you're taking it.
synonyms:
sleepy, somnolent, soporific
similar words:
dopey, dozy
definition 2: resulting from or characterized by a sleepy or lethargic condition.
They were all in a drowsy state after finishing their large meal and their bottles of wine.
synonyms:
soporific, torpid
similar words:
dopey, lethargic, listless, logy, sleepy, sluggish, slumberous, somnolent
definition 3: causing a sleepy or lethargic condition; soporific.
a drowsy medicine
synonyms:
hypnotic, lethargic, somniferous, somnolent, soporific
antonyms:
invigorating
similar words:
narcotic, opiate, sedative, slumberous
derivations: drowsily (adv.), drowsiness (n.)
Word History
Drowsy comes from an Old English word that means "to sink" or "become low or slow."