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sleepy

sleep·y

sleepy

 
pronunciation:
sli pi
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Word Parts
part of speech: adjective
inflections: sleepier, sleepiest
definition 1: needing or tending to sleep; drowsy.
synonyms:
dozy, drowsy, somnolent, soporific
antonyms:
awake, wakeful
similar words:
comatose, fatigued, languid, lethargic, slumberous, torpid, weary
definition 2: inactive or dull.
a sleepy town
synonyms:
idle, inactive, passive
antonyms:
bustling
similar words:
dull, languid, lethargic, listless, phlegmatic, slow, sluggish, spiritless
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.