Definition of dozy in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈdōzē/

adjective (dozier, doziest)

Drowsy and lazy: he grew dozy at the end of a long day
More example sentences
  • Despite what one would think even though Jamie was so incredibly sleepy, sluggish, drowsy, and dozy, he didn't seem to mind.
  • Halfway through I felt dozy, so I hit the drive-through at Starbucks.
  • A Brain scientist has teamed up with electronics wizards to design a system for giving dozy drivers a wake-up call.
drowsy, sleepy, half asleep, somnolent;
lethargic, listless, enervated, inactive, languid, weary, tired, fatigued, logy, heavy-eyed
informal dopey, yawny



Pronunciation: /-zəlē/
Example sentences
  • I slept only fitfully until about 4am, then solidly until 7, then dozily until after 8.
  • Megan sighed and replied dozily, ‘I'll just wake up early in the morning and finish both our work.’
  • I mumbled as I looked dozily up at my homeroom teacher's desk.


Pronunciation: /ˈdōzēnəs/
Example sentences
  • Further study might usefully consider a correlation between the constant sending of pesky emails and doziness, lethargy and the inability to focus.
  • I was to be found reclining, carefree and contentment itself, clutching a filigree glass of the finest port and allowing the soothing tones to lull me into doziness.
  • This afternoon, for instance, I was slouching here on my futon when I felt more than the doziness that I've had all day, an actual feeling that I could very well go to sleep now.

Words that rhyme with dozy

cosy (US cozy), Josie, mafiosi, mosey, nosy, posey, posy, prosy, Rosie, rosy

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Syllabification: do·zy

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