Drowsily

drowsy

[drou-zee]
adjective, drowsier, drowsiest.
1.
half-asleep; sleepy.
2.
marked by or resulting from sleepiness.
3.
dull; sluggish.
4.
inducing lethargy or sleepiness: drowsy spring weather.

Origin:
1520–30; drowse + -y1

drowsily, adverb
drowsiness, noun


1. somnolent, dozy. 3. lethargic, listless.
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drowsy (ˈdraʊzɪ)
 
adj , drowsier, drowsiest
1.  heavy with sleepiness; sleepy
2.  inducing sleep; soporific
3.  sluggish or lethargic; dull
 
'drowsily
 
adv
 
'drowsiness
 
n

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drowsy
1520s, from O.E. drusan, drusian "sink," also "become low, slow, or inactive" (related to dreosan "to fall"), from P.Gmc. *drus- (see dreary).
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