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drowsy Meaning in English

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The Definition of - drowsy (adj)

    adjective, drowsier, drowsiest.
    half-asleep; sleepy.
    marked by or resulting from sleepiness.
    dull; sluggish.
    inducing lethargy or sleepiness:
    drowsy spring weather.

Word Example of - drowsy

    Example Sentences for drowsy

    Sometimes I went with him on Sunday to hear the minister, but I was always tired and drowsy, and could not keep awake.'

    In the drowsy afternoon, most of the lepers lay in their rock dens asleep.

    "I'm depending upon you for the bread," he said to the drowsy man in the hammock.

    And from the crimson petals arose a faint, drowsy fragrance.

    During the interval of several seconds he remained in a sort of drowsy stupor, with his gaze fixed upon the curling flames.

    "My, but that's a sound to make one drowsy," laughed Noll contentedly.

    A reduction of ten per cent every week can be carried through, if a pledge is given to one's self in a drowsy state.

    I still felt so drowsy that I was sure, should I sit down, that I should go to sleep.

    The hush of the noonday heat lay upon the drowsy, blazing fields.

    I will go and lie down then, if you promise to come and wake me as soon as you are drowsy.

Word Origin & History of - drowsy

    Word Origin & History

    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).