adjective (drowsier, drowsiest)
- 1Sleepy and lethargic; half asleep: the wine had made her drowsyMore example sentences
sleepy, half asleep, dozy, dozing, heavy, heavy-eyed, yawning, nodding, groggy, somnolent, ready for bed, hardly able to keep one's eyes open; tired, weary, fatigued, exhausted; lethargic, sluggish, torpid, lifeless, listless, languid, languorous, comatose, dazed, druggedBritish • informal knackered• literary slumberous
- I may have gone if not for him calling me when I was still drowsy and half asleep.
- Valia got up, still drowsy and half asleep with her hand on her hip.
- She has to take powerful drugs to control the pain and the inflammation, which often make her drowsy and sleepy.
- 1.1Causing sleepiness: the drowsy heat of the meadowsMore example sentences
- Flowers explode with color, tree trunks pulse with thick veins of sap, stones appear almost like living cells in the drowsy heat of the mid-afternoon sun.
- The drowsy warmth of my room was beginning to take it's toll on me and I was soon sprawled on my bed asleep.
- 1.2(Of a place) peaceful and quiet: a drowsy suburb called Surrey HillsMore example sentences
- And today, as evidenced by the drowsy street outside, was the day of rest.
- Everything feels so warm and lovely, very much different from the drowsy atmosphere of the sea over at our place.
- Jem and Scout lived in Maycomb, Alabama, a drowsy, isolated town where everyone knew everyone.
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- I toddled drowsily into the kitchen, rubbing the sleep from my eyes and feeling a whole lot better, to find Dolly sitting at the closed door, gazing forlornly out.
- You slip drowsily into your dressing gown and tiptoe quietly to the top of the stairs.
- Mr. Dickenson let me get up and I drowsily stumbled over to my bed on the ground.
late 15th century: probably from the stem of Old English drūsian 'be languid or slow', of Germanic origin; related to dreary.