Definition of dopey in English:

dopey

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Pronunciation: /ˈdəʊpi
 
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(also dopy)

adjective (dopier, dopiest)

informal
  • 1Stupefied by sleep or a drug: she was under sedation and a bit dopey
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    • All I had to do now was sleep for a while… and get rid of this dopey, woozy feeling so I could run.
    • Did we learn anything of value about our fellow human beings from the exercise, other than that they get dopey and argumentative when deprived of sleep for up to seven days?
    • A head cold hit me like an anvil last week, and that usually means I'm going to feel too dopey or muddled to write a review.
    Synonyms
    dazed, confused, muddled, befuddled, bewildered, disoriented, disorientated, stupefied, groggy, dizzy
    informal woozy, muzzy, woolly, woolly-headed, not with it, discombobulated
  • 1.1Idiotic: did you ever hear such dopey names?
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    • He's just going to give up the anchor duties after this next election, and then he's going to hang around and do dopey specials, so he is not going to go anywhere.
    • The dopey scene, in which her lady-in-waiting, Alice, teaches her English, has been powerfully reinterpreted, with Katherine using her newly acquired vocabulary to taunt her guards.
    • This dress is actually fairly dopey looking.

Derivatives

dopily

adverb
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  • I bumbled through the weekend dopily and fell into a heavy sleep last night - my bed too comfortable, hot water bottle too comforting.
  • I caught myself in the process of smiling dopily.
  • He is dopily debonair, sings commandingly, and has enough comic tricks to fill an encyclopedia.

dopiness

noun
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  • It seemed that nothing could beat this for sheer dopiness.
  • We're most often tempted to dismiss it as a piece of colourful dopiness, but then moments of self-awareness and cunning rise to the surface.
  • This giant pooch sat there in complete dopiness.

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