Definition of dozy in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈdəʊzi/

adjective (dozier, doziest)

1Feeling 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, heavy-eyed, somnolent;
lethargic, listless, lacking in energy, unenergetic, enervated, inactive, slow, torpid, languid, weary, tired, fatigued;
Medicine  asthenic, neurasthenic
informal dopey, yawny
North American informal logy
archaic lymphatic
1.1British informal Sluggish and not alert; stupid: at breakfast, a dozy waitress brings the wrong things
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  • If the dozy mare who sits in the booth by the ticket barrier looked up from reading her Metro occasionally, like when yet another teenager is escaping through the luggage gate without paying, we wouldn't need half as many cameras.
  • All in all it was a fraught weekend and a salutary lesson always to keep your dog on the lead for its own protection against ‘trained’ attack dogs and their dozy owners.
  • The dozy pair believed her - and ran off empty-handed.



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: /ˈdəʊzɪnəs/
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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