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sleepy


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Sleepy  \Sleep"y\,  a.  [Compar.  {Sleepier};  superl.  {Sleepiest}.] 
  [AS.  sl?pig.  See  {Sleep},  n.] 
  1.  Drowsy;  inclined  to  or  overcome  by  sleep.  --Shak. 
 
  She  waked  her  sleepy  crew.  --Dryden. 
 
  2.  Tending  to  induce  sleep;  soporiferous;  somniferous;  as  a 
  sleepy  drink  or  potion.  --Chaucer. 
 
  3.  Dull;  lazy;  heavy;  sluggish.  --Shak. 
 
  'Tis  not  sleepy  business;  But  must  be  looked  to 
  speedily  and  strongly.  --Shak. 
 
  4.  Characterized  by  an  absence  of  watchfulness;  as  sleepy 
  security. 
 
  {Sleepy  duck}  (Zo["o]l.),  the  ruddy  duck. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  sleepy 
  adj  :  ready  to  fall  asleep;  "beginning  to  feel  sleepy";  "a 
  sleepy-eyed  child  with  drooping  eyelids";  "sleepyheaded 
  students"  [syn:  {sleepy-eyed},  {sleepyheaded}] 




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