Dictionary Meaning and Definition on 'Drowsier'
- 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" [syn: drowsing(a), dozy]
- showing lack of attention or boredom; "the yawning congregation" [syn: oscitant, yawning(a)] [also: drowsiest, drowsier]
- Drowsy \Drow"sy\, a. [Compar. Drowsier; superl. Drowsiest.]
- Inclined to drowse; heavy with sleepiness; lethargic; dozy. ``When I am drowsy.'' --Shak. Dapples the drowsy east with spots of gray. --Shak. To our age's drowsy blood Still shouts the inspiring sea. --Lowell.
- Disposing to sleep; lulling; soporific. The drowsy hours, dispensers of all good. --Tennyson.
- Dull; stupid. `` Drowsy reasoning.'' --Atterbury. Syn: Sleepy; lethargic; dozy; somnolent; comatose; dull heavy; stupid.
Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Drowsier'
Somnolence (or "drowsiness") is a state of near-sleep, a strong desire for sleep, or sleeping for unusually long periods (cf. hypersomnia). It has two distinct meanings, referring both to the usual state preceding falling asleep, and the chronic condition referring to being in that state independent of a circadian rhythm. The disorder characterized by the latter condition is most commonly associated with the use of prescription medications such as mirtazapine or zolpidem. Somnolence goes back to the Latin "somnus" meaning "sleep."
Sleepiness can be dangerous when performing tasks that require constant concentration, such as driving a vehicle. When a person is sufficiently fatigued, he or she may experience microsleeps.
The human body can become sleepy in response to infection.[See more about Drowsier at Dictionary 3.0 Encyclopedia]