Definition of groggy in English:

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groggy

Pronunciation: /ˈɡrɒɡi/

adjective (groggier, groggiest)

Dazed, weak, or unsteady, especially from illness, intoxication, sleep, or a blow: the sleeping pills had left her feeling groggy
More example sentences
  • At first, being groggy with sleep, I could only think of what a terrible dream I had.
  • Coffee may also interfere with a good night's sleep and cause a groggy start the following day.
  • My head ached, my arms and legs felt like lead weights, and I was groggy with sleep.
Synonyms
dazed, muzzy, stupefied, in a stupor, befuddled, fuddled, muddled, confused, bewildered, disoriented, disorientated, vague, benumbed, numb, stunned, dizzy, punch-drunk, shaky, staggering, reeling, unsteady, wobbly, weak, faint
informal dopey, woozy, woolly, woolly-headed, discombobulated, not with it

Derivatives

groggily

Pronunciation: /ˈɡrɒɡɪli/
adverb
Example sentences
  • And I remember going back to bed just as the birds started singing and my wife asking groggily who had won.
  • Imagine groggily waking up in a strange house, surrounded by unfamiliar faces, with not a single memory of the past ten hours.
  • It's worse in the morning, slipping groggily from sleep into day, with my body arguing every inch.

grogginess

noun
Example sentences
  • Birds are just one of nature's beauties and hearing them each morning helps me to appreciate, in all my grogginess, that I've lived to see another day.
  • Fact is, his grogginess is of a piece with his intensely absurd comedy, the enervated mutterings of one worn out by too much hard thinking.
  • Finally, I woke up at about 2 and dragged myself around the house until I could shake off the grogginess.

Words that rhyme with groggy

boggy, cloggy, doggy, foggy, froggy, moggie, smoggy, soggy
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