Definition of drowsy adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈdraʊzi//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈdraʊzi//
    (drowsier, drowsiest) Tiredness
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  1. 1tired and almost asleep synonym sleepy The tablets may make you feel drowsy. Wordfinderdoze, dream, drowsy, insomnia, oversleep, REM, sedative, sleep, soporific, tired See related entries: Tiredness
  2. 2making you feel relaxed and tired a drowsy afternoon in the sunshine See related entries: Tiredness
  3. Word Originlate 15th cent.: probably from the stem of Old English drūsian ‘be languid or slow’, of Germanic origin; related to dreary.Extra examples I began to feel drowsy. She was drowsy with the wine. These tablets may make you a little drowsy. patients who are drowsy from the effects of their medication She lay in the sun all through the long, drowsy afternoon.
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