adjective, drow·si·er, drow·si·est.
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
British Dictionary definitions for drowsy
adjective drowsier or drowsiest
Word Origin and History for drowsy
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.