adjective, drow·si·er, drow·si·est.
Origin of drowsy
Examples from the Web for drowsily
"That sounds almost like the sun-ship," said Athalia drowsily.
After her departure Penrod drowsily enjoyed the sugar coating of the pill; but this was indeed a brief pleasure.Penrod and Sam|Booth Tarkington
He was conscious of it being there, drowsily conscious, but no more than that.The Soul Stealer|Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull
Yanson, moving slowly and drowsily as before, put on everything he had and tied his muddy-red muffler about his neck.The Seven who were Hanged|Leonid Andreyev
"I'll soon be the only fancy-free maiden of our old quartet," thought Anne, drowsily.Anne Of The Island|Lucy Maud Montgomery
adjective drowsier or drowsiest
1520s, probably ultimately from Old English drusan, drusian "sink," also "become languid, slow, or inactive" (related to dreosan "to fall"), from Proto-Germanic *drus- (see dreary). But there is no record of it in Middle English. Related: Drowsily; drowsiness.