adjective, drow·si·er, drow·si·est.
Origin of drowsy
Examples from the Web for drowsy
Casablancas speaks in a drowsy mumble and occasionally needs prodding, but once you do, becomes surprisingly engaged.Julian Casablancas Enters the Void: On the Strokes’ Friction, Why He Left NYC, and Starting Over|Marlow Stern|October 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
There was a busy, bustling, disputatious tone about it, instead of the accustomed phlegm and drowsy tranquillity.
Barely 20 years ago, Brazil was a drowsy, underperfoming Third World nation, plagued by hyperinflation and boom-and-bust growth.
It was a drowsy afternoon, and he objected to travel in these out-of-the-world parts.The Story of an African Farm|(AKA Ralph Iron) Olive Schreiner
I was told that to keep the people awake a man sometimes goes around spurting cold water over the drowsy and nodding heads.Unknown Mexico, Volume 1 (of 2)|Carl Lumholtz
He raised himself amongst the down pillows, and contemplated the figures upon the tapestry in a drowsy reverie.John Marchmont's Legacy, Volumes I-III|Mary E. Braddon
At intervals throughout the car, drowsy heads bobbed up, the glances of their owners sleepily directed toward the rear door.The Khaki Boys at Camp Sterling|Josephine Chase
To add to the peril at any moment, either the drowsy man by the fire, or one of the sleeping men beyond, might awaken.The Boy Scouts' Mountain Camp|John Henry Goldfrap
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.