One entry found for sleepy.
Main Entry: sleepy
Inflected Form(s): sleepˇiˇer; -est 1: ready to fall asleep 2: quietly inactive <a sleepy village> - sleepˇiˇly /-p-l/ adverb - sleepˇiˇness /-p-ns/ noun synonymsSLEEPY, SOMNOLENT, DROWSY mean having the urge or tendency to sleep. SLEEPY may suggest that one is merely aware of a desire to go to sleep <felt sleepy after a long day>. SOMNOLENT is more likely to suggest the slowness or laziness of one who is sleepy by nature <a somnolent child who did not take part in games>. DROWSY suggests strong feelings of numbness and sleepiness that can be hard to get rid of <felt drowsy after a big meal>.