marked by or resulting from sleepiness.
inducing lethargy or sleepiness: drowsy spring weather.
- drow·si·ly, adverb
- drow·si·ness, noun
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How to use drowsy in a sentence
Awakened from a nap, he appeared drowsy at first, but brightened up considerably when Dearie placed a few pieces of boiled sweet potato within reach.
Sleep and sleep quality is clearly important to Fitbit—you can also set an alarm to wake you when you’re in a lighter sleep stage so you feel less drowsy.Best fitness tracker: Hit your health goals and sleep better with these picks | PopSci Commerce Team | January 27, 2021 | Popular-Science
I know driving makes me drowsy, even when I’ve gotten enough sleep, so now I prioritize pulling over to take a nap, even if that means my drive takes twice as long.
Perhaps a car that blinks a little light when it thinks that you’re drowsy based on how your face looks might not be that harmful.
She and Shemar often stay up late watching TV, and when Shemar made it to school he was often drowsy in class.
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 | THE 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.
He was too drowsy to hold the thought more than a moment in his mind, much less to reflect upon it.The Wave | Algernon Blackwood
He soon experienced an unwonted sense of fatigue, then a drowsy sensation came over him.The Giant of the North | R.M. Ballantyne
Ay, murmured the sick woman, relapsing into her former drowsy state, what about her?what aboutI know!Oliver Twist, Vol. II (of 3) | Charles Dickens
Dorothy began to feel drowsy, directly she had nothing left to engage her attention.The World Before Them | Susanna Moodie
Fanchon's grandmother stirs up the drowsy fire; then she breaks the eggs on the black earthenware platter.Child Life In Town And Country | Anatole France
British Dictionary definitions for drowsy
heavy with sleepiness; sleepy
inducing sleep; soporific
sluggish or lethargic; dull
- drowsily, adverb
- drowsiness, noun
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