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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Example sentences
Add to that the fact that while stoned many people become drowsy and sleepy.
Not all of them make you drowsy or for some, the drowsiness decrease the longer you take it.
The scene in the vines is one of drowsy, familial contentment.
After all, many driving fatalities are the result of drowsy driving.
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