- staggering, as from exhaustion or blows: a boxer groggy from his opponent's hard left jab.
- dazed and weakened, as from lack of sleep: Late nights always make me groggy the next morning.
- Archaic. drunk; intoxicated.
Origin of groggy
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2. sluggish, lethargic; woozy, dopey.
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Examples from the Web for groggily
I got groggily to my feet and shook my head to clear my brain."And That's How It Was, Officer"
Outside, the morgel Dandtan had stunned got groggily to its feet.The People of the Crater
Sube struggled to his feet, groggily murmuring, "Good boy, Sport."Sube Cane
Edward Bellamy Partridge
He loosed his hold on Knave's throat, and stood up, groggily.Lad: A Dog
Albert Payson Terhune
Culligore was staring about him groggily and muttering something about a blow on the head.The Gray Phantom
- dazed or staggering, as from exhaustion, blows, or drunkenness
- faint or weak
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Word Origin and History for groggily
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