sleepiness

sleepy

[slee-pee]
adjective, sleepier, sleepiest.
1.
ready or inclined to sleep; drowsy.
2.
of or showing drowsiness.
3.
languid; languorous: a sleepy gesture.
4.
lethargic; sluggish: a sleepy brook.
5.
quiet: a sleepy village.
6.
inducing sleep; soporific: sleepy warmth.

Origin:
1175–1225; Middle English; see sleep, -y1

sleepily, adverb
sleepiness, noun
unsleepy, adjective


1. tired, somnolent, slumberous.
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sleepy (ˈsliːpɪ)
 
adj , sleepier, sleepiest
1.  inclined to or needing sleep; drowsy
2.  characterized by or exhibiting drowsiness, sluggishness, etc
3.  conducive to sleep; soporific
4.  without activity or bustle: a sleepy town
 
'sleepily
 
adv
 
'sleepiness
 
n

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