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Meaning & Definition of Drowsy in English

English

Drowsy

/draʊzi/

adjective

1. Half asleep

  • "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"
    synonym:
  • drowsy
  • ,
  • drowsing(a)
  • ,
  • dozy

2. Showing lack of attention or boredom

  • "The yawning congregation"
    synonym:
  • drowsy
  • ,
  • oscitant
  • ,
  • yawning(a)

Examples of using

I sometimes feel drowsy in the early afternoon.