View synonyms for dopey


or dop·y

[ doh-pee ]


, Informal.
, dop·i·er, dop·i·est.
  1. stupid; inane:

    It was rather dopey of him to lock himself out.

  2. sluggish or befuddled from or as from the use of narcotics or alcohol.


/ ˈdəʊpɪ /


  1. slang.
  2. informal.
    half-asleep or in a state of semiconsciousness, as when under the influence of a drug
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Derived Forms

  • ˈdopiness, noun
  • ˈdopily, adverb
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Other Words From

  • dopi·ness dopey·ness noun
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Word History and Origins

Origin of dopey1

An Americanism dating back to 1895–1900; dope + -y 1
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Example Sentences

House of Gucci is probably the funniest comedy and dopiest tragedy of the year.

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James Franco is a very intelligent man, but his Harry Osborne was a little bit dopey.

I wouldn't call Pippa, "really badly dressed" as much as just ... dopey.

For fear of sounding like the stereotypically dopey surfer, it was an insane barrel.

While the camera pans towards him in the hallway, along the wall is an image of Dopey from Snow White and the Seven Dwarves.

In fact, heads have already started to roll right out of the Team Disney building and onto Dopey Drive in Burbank.

He musta been a pretty smart guy to know how to handle all those things, even if he was kinda dopey about other things.

At first the pony was very groggy and dopey, but as his head cleared he started to struggle.

They saw Dopey Charlie advancing upon the Kid, a knife in his hand.

Briefly he told of the attack upon him, of his shooting of Dopey Charlie, of the flight and pursuit.

In the hand of Dopey Charlie gleamed a bit of shiny steel and in his heart were fear and greed.


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