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sleepy sickness


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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2015
sleep•y /ˈslipi/USA pronunciation   adj., -i•er, -i•est. 
  1. ready to sleep; drowsy:He grew sleepy and dozed off.
  2. of or showing drowsiness:a sleepy yawn.
  3. inactive:a sleepy, quiet village.
sleep•i•ly /ˈslipəli/USA pronunciation  adv.: She looked up sleepily at her alarm clock.
sleep•i•ness, n. [uncountable]

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2015
sleep•y  (slēpē), 
adj., sleep•i•er, sleep•i•est. 
  1. ready or inclined to sleep;
    drowsy.
  2. of or showing drowsiness.
  3. languid;
    languorous:a sleepy gesture.
  4. lethargic; sluggish:a sleepy brook.
  5. quiet:a sleepy village.
  6. inducing sleep; soporific:sleepy warmth.
Etymology:1175–1225;
Middle English;
see sleep, -y1
sleepi•ly, adv. 
sleepi•ness, n. 
1 . tired, somnolent, slumberous.

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

sleepy /ˈsliːpɪ/ adj (sleepier, sleepiest)
  1. inclined to or needing sleep; drowsy
  2. characterized by or exhibiting drowsiness, sluggishness, etc
  3. conducive to sleep; soporific
  4. without activity or bustle: a sleepy town

ˈsleepily adv ˈsleepiness n



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