drowsiness

drowsy ADJECTIVE (drowsier, drowsiest) sleepy and lethargic.
DERIVATIVES drowsily adverb drowsiness noun.
ORIGIN probably from an Old English word meaning «be languid or slow»; related to DREARY(Cf. ↑dreary).

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  • drowsiness — drow si*ness, n. State of being drowsy. Milton. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • drowsiness — index languor Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • drowsiness — noun see drowsy …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • drowsiness — See drowsily. * * * …   Universalium

  • drowsiness — noun State of being drowsy …   Wiktionary

  • drowsiness — A state of impaired awareness associated with a desire or inclination to sleep …   Medical dictionary

  • drowsiness — Synonyms and related words: acedia, apathy, boredom, doziness, dullness, enervation, ennui, fatigue, heaviness, hebetude, inanimation, indifference, jadedness, lackadaisicalness, languidness, languishment, languor, languorousness, lassitude,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • drowsiness — drow·si·ness || draÊŠzɪnɪs n. sleepiness, tiredness …   English contemporary dictionary

  • drowsiness — drows·i·ness …   English syllables

  • drowsiness — noun a very sleepy state (Freq. 1) sleepiness causes many driving accidents • Syn: ↑sleepiness, ↑somnolence • Ant: ↑wakefulness (for: ↑sleepiness) …   Useful english dictionary

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