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/ ˈgrɒg i /
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adjective, grog·gi·er, grog·gi·est.
staggering, as from exhaustion or blows: a boxer groggy from his opponent's hard left jab.
dazed and weakened, as from lack of sleep: Late nights always make me groggy the next morning.
Archaic. drunk; intoxicated.
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OTHER WORDS FROM groggygrog·gi·ly, adverbgrog·gi·ness, noun
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How to use groggy in a sentence
Experiment to see what refreshes you without making you groggy or ruining your bedtime.Nap time is the new coffee break. Here’s how to make the most of it.|Galadriel Watson|February 1, 2021|Washington Post
He staggered and swayed, putting on as good a show of grogginess as he could.A Yankee Flier with the R.A.F.|Rutherford G. Montgomery
The stagger was partly due to his grogginess, and partly due to the Coriolis forces acting within the spinning ship.The Highest Treason|Randall Garrett
He shook his head to clear it, but the grogginess persisted.The Scarlet Lake Mystery|Harold Leland Goodwin
British Dictionary definitions for groggy
/ (ˈɡrɒɡɪ) /
adjective -gier or -giest informal
dazed or staggering, as from exhaustion, blows, or drunkenness
faint or weak
Derived forms of groggygroggily, adverbgrogginess, noun
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