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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]

Meaning:

Half asleep

Synonyms:

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

Similar:

asleep (in a state of sleep)


Sense 2drowsy [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Showing lack of attention or boredom

Synonyms:

oscitant; drowsy; yawning

Context example:

the yawning congregation

Similar:

inattentive (showing a lack of attention or care)


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