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Synonyms for sleepy
ˈsli pisleep·y

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  1. sleepyadjective


  2. sleepyadjective

    Tired; feeling the need for sleep.


  3. sleepyadjective

    Suggesting tiredness.


Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. sleepy

    slumberous, somnolent, drowsy, sluggish, lazy

    wakeful, vigilant, alert, awake, active

Princeton's WordNet

  1. sleepy, sleepy-eyed, sleepyheadedadjective

    ready to fall asleep

    "beginning to feel sleepy"; "a sleepy-eyed child with drooping eyelids"; "sleepyheaded students"

    sleepyheaded, sleepy-eyed


Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. sleepyadjective

    drowsy, somnolent, dozy, heavy, inclined to sleep

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. sleepyadjective

    drowsy, somnolent, dozy, soporiferous, somniferous, soporific, dormitive, narcotic, somnific, hypnotic, dormant, sluggish, lethargic, torpid, dull

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "sleepy":

    dungeness, drowsy, asleep, tired

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How to use sleepy in a sentence?

  1. Donald Trump:

    It’s 1999, I’m on Meet the Press, a show now headed by sleepy-eyes Chuck Todd, he’s a sleeping son of a bitch, I’ll tell you.

  2. Tiger Woods:

    Boy, it was nice to turn the round completely around there, they were into it early. Towards the back nine it started getting a little sparse. I think they might have tipped back a couple and got a little sleepy.

  3. Millard Fuller:

    Everyone who gets sleepy at night should have a simple decent place to lay their heads, on terms they can afford to pay.

  4. Raj Dasgupta:

    When you activate this receptor, it makes you sleepy, many sleep aids that we take work on GABA.

  5. Lakshheish M Patel:

    Stock market has become so boring for the last 1 week that traders feel that it is going nowhere as there is hardly any movement almost in dormant sleepy mood

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