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Synonyms for drowsy
ˈdraʊ zi

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. drowsy, drowsing(a), dozy(adj)

    half asleep

    "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"

    Antonyms:
    attentive, awake(p)

  2. drowsy, oscitant, yawning(a)(adj)

    showing lack of attention or boredom

    "the yawning congregation"

    Antonyms:
    awake(p), attentive

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. drowsy

    Slow signifies moving through a relatively short distance, or with a relatively small number of motions in a given time; slow also applies to that which is a relatively long while in beginning or accomplishing something; a watch or a clock is said to be slow when its indications are behind those of the standard time. Tardy is applied to that which is behind the proper or desired time, especially in doing a work or arriving at a place. Deliberate and dilatory are used of persons, tho the latter may be used also of things, as of a stream; a person is deliberate who takes a noticeably long time to consider and decide before acting or who acts or speaks as if he were deliberating at every point; a person is dilatory who lays aside, or puts off as long as possible, necessary or required action; both words may be applied either to undertaking or to doing. Gradual (Latin gradus, a step) signifies advancing by steps, and refers to slow but regular and sure progression. Slack refers to action that seems to indicate a lack of tension, as of muscle or of will, sluggish to action that seems as if reluctant to advance.

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    Synonyms:
    dawdling, delaying, deliberate, dilatory, dull, gradual, inactive, inert, lingering, moderate, procrastinating, slack, slow, sluggish, tardy

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. drowsy

    Synonyms:
    heavy, drooping, sleepy, dozy, comatose, torpid, stupid, somnolent

    Antonyms:
    light, vigilant, alert, awake

Editors Contribution

  1. very sleepy

    very sleepy;tired

    jean, who is drowsy, fell asleep at when her head touched the pillow.

    Submitted by Artemis on June 28, 2017  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. drowsy(a.)

    Synonyms:
    sleepy, dozy

  2. drowsy(a.)

    Synonyms:
    lethargic, comatose, stupid

  3. drowsy(a.)

    Synonyms:
    soporific, lulling

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. drowsy(a)

    Synonyms:
    sleepy, dozy, oscitant

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  1. List of paraphrases:

    sleepy

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#2145heavy
#2901slow
#4775stupid
#5420moderate
#10506inactive
#13293dull
#15634deliberate
#16111sleepy
#16742gradual
#17781slack
#27159delaying
#27270lingering
#27289inert
#29806sluggish
#47010drowsy
#52817tardy
#64426comatose
#66239drooping
#73918procrastinating
#162791dilatory
#171705dozy
#188091torpid
#218964somnolent
#229944dawdling

How to use drowsy in a sentence?

  1. Daniel Blower:

    It's clearly a significant problem and it's rampant, it has always been a problem, but my hunch is that (drowsy driving) has probably increased.

  2. Nadine Kaslow:

    While a pill might seem easier in the moment, it doesn't help you improve the situation overall, and there are side effects to many of these medications -- like a drowsy hangover or having a hard time getting up.

  3. William Shakespeare:

    Life is as tedious as a twice-told tale Vexing the dull ear of a drowsy man.

  4. William Shakespeare, "King John", Act 3 scene 4:

    Life is as tedious as a twice-told tale Vexing the dull ear of a drowsy man.

  5. Michel Foucault:

    Chance does not speak essentially through words nor can it be seen in their convolution. It is the eruption of language, its sudden appearance. It's not a night twinkle with stars, an illuminated sleep, nor a drowsy vigil. It is the very edge of consciousness.


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