1. Inclined to drowse; heavy with sleepiness; lethargic; dozy. "When I am drowsy." "Dapples the drowsy east with spots of gray." (Shak) "To our age's drowsy blood Still shouts the inspiring sea." (Lowell)

2. Disposing to sleep; lulling; soporific. "The drowsy hours, dispensers of all good." (Tennyson)

3. Dull; stupid. " Drowsy reasoning."

Synonyms: Sleepy, lethargic, dozy, somnolent, comatose, dull heavy, stupid.

Origin: Drowsier; Drowsiest.

(01 Mar 1998)

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