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DROWSY (drowsier, drowsiest)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does drowsy mean? 

DROWSY (adjective)
  The adjective DROWSY has 2 senses:

1. half asleep
2. showing lack of attention or boredom

  Familiarity information: DROWSY used as an adjective is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

DROWSY (adjective)

Sense 1drowsy [BACK TO TOP]


Half asleep


dozy; drowsing; drowsy

Context examples:

made drowsy by the long ride / it seemed a pity to disturb the drowsing (or dozing) professor / a tired dozy child / the nodding (or napping) grandmother in her rocking chair


asleep (in a state of sleep)

Sense 2drowsy [BACK TO TOP]


Showing lack of attention or boredom


oscitant; drowsy; yawning

Context example:

the yawning congregation


inattentive (showing a lack of attention or care)

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