Synonyms for drowsy

Grammar : Adj
Spell : drou-zee
Phonetic Transcription : ˈdraʊ zi

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Définition of drowsy

Origin :
  • 1520s, probably ultimately from Old English drusan, drusian "sink," also "become languid, slow, or inactive" (related to dreosan "to fall"), from Proto-Germanic *drus- (see dreary). But there is no record of it in Middle English. Related: Drowsily; drowsiness.
  • adj sleepy
Example sentences :
  • I have not been in bed all night; nor am I in the least drowsy.
  • Extract from : « Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9) » by Samuel Richardson
  • "I'm depending upon you for the bread," he said to the drowsy man in the hammock.
  • Extract from : « In the Midst of Alarms » by Robert Barr
  • She was talking to me in this way one drowsy August afternoon.
  • Extract from : « The Harbor » by Ernest Poole
  • But try as he would he could not get drowsy, on the contrary he felt wide awake and animated.
  • Extract from : « Master and Man » by Leo Tolstoy
  • The mate, who by this time was drowsy, did as desired, and in a moment the Arab was at liberty.
  • Extract from : « Homeward Bound » by James Fenimore Cooper
  • The pilgrims reach the Enchanted Ground and are drowsy and tired.
  • Extract from : « Bunyan » by James Anthony Froude
  • He drank it and began to feel much happier, drowsy too, and contented.
  • Extract from : « Jan and Her Job » by L. Allen Harker
  • When they emerged from their bath they felt dizzy, weary, and drowsy.
  • Extract from : « The Fortune of the Rougons » by Emile Zola
  • Gavard, however, considered the Quenu-Gradelles' home to be too drowsy.
  • Extract from : « The Fat and the Thin » by Emile Zola
  • Then they all sank, the water closed over them beneath the drowsy light of the moon.
  • Extract from : « The Flood » by Emile Zola

Antonyms for drowsy

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