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Meaning of DROWSY

Pronunciation:  'drawzee

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  showing lack of attention or boredom; "the yawning congregation"
  2. [adj]  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"

DROWSY is a 6 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: asleep(p), dozing(a), dozy, drowsing(a), inattentive, napping(a), nodding(a), oscitant, yawning(a)



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Drow"sy\, a. [Compar. {Drowsier}; superl. {Drowsiest}.]
1. Inclined to drowse; heavy with sleepiness; lethargic;
   dozy. ``When I am drowsy.'' --Shak.

         Dapples the drowsy east with spots of gray. --Shak.

         To our age's drowsy blood Still shouts the inspiring
         sea.                                  --Lowell.

2. Disposing to sleep; lulling; soporific.

         The drowsy hours, dispensers of all good.

3. Dull; stupid. `` Drowsy reasoning.'' --Atterbury.

Syn: Sleepy; lethargic; dozy; somnolent; comatose; dull
     heavy; stupid.

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