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Definition of "drowsy" []

  • Dull with sleepiness; sluggish. (adjective)
  • Produced or characterized by sleepiness. (adjective)
  • Inducing sleepiness; soporific. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "drowsy" in a sentence
  • "Czeisler thinks frequent problems with what he calls "drowsy driving" help explain why car accidents have overtaken criminal assaults as the top cause of death among police officers."
  • "Czeisler thinks frequent problems with what he calls "drowsy driving" help explain why accidents have overtaken criminal assaults as the top cause of death among police officers."
  • "Then she lost herself in drowsy contemplation of the soothing balm of his strength: Life poured from the ends of his fingers, driving the pain before it, or so it seemed to her, until with the easement of pain, she fell asleep and he stole away."