stupid; inane: It was rather dopey of him to lock himself out.
sluggish or befuddled from or as from the use of narcotics or alcohol.
- dop·i·ness, dop·ey·ness, noun
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How to use dopey in a sentence
It was some hot out there on the water, son, and Im inclined to be dopy.The Outdoor Chums on the Lake | Quincy Allen
I tell you it's all worked out, Jenkins—all figured out while you were dopy in your bunk.The Wreck of the Titan | Morgan Robertson
The dopy cook scuffled to his feet and stumbled over to the rail, hung there, peering intently southward.The Cruise of the Dry Dock | T. S. Stribling
Beneath that dopy somnolence of manner his senses were alert and his eyes were usually the first to see distant game.In Africa | John T. McCutcheon
I was thinkin of you an gettin kind of dopy when some one says over the fone "This is the General.""That's me all over, Mable" | Edward Streeter
British Dictionary definitions for dopey
informal half-asleep or in a state of semiconsciousness, as when under the influence of a drug
- dopily, adverb
- dopiness, noun
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