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Meaning of SLEEPY

Pronunciation:  'sleepee

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  ready to fall asleep; "beginning to feel sleepy"; "a sleepy-eyed child with drooping eyelids"; "sleepyheaded students"
 

SLEEPY is a 6 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: asleep(p), sleepy-eyed, sleepyheaded
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Sleep"y\, a. [Compar. {Sleepier}; superl. {Sleepiest}.]
[AS. sl?pig. See {Sleep}, n.]
1. Drowsy; inclined to, or overcome by, sleep. --Shak.

         She waked her sleepy crew.            --Dryden.

2. Tending to induce sleep; soporiferous; somniferous; as, a
   sleepy drink or potion. --Chaucer.

3. Dull; lazy; heavy; sluggish. --Shak.

         'Tis not sleepy business; But must be looked to
         speedily and strongly.                --Shak.

4. Characterized by an absence of watchfulness; as, sleepy
   security.

{Sleepy duck} (Zo["o]l.), the ruddy duck.

 

 

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