Definition of dozy in English:



  • 1Feeling drowsy and lazy.

    ‘he grew dozy at the end of a long day’
    • ‘A Brain scientist has teamed up with electronics wizards to design a system for giving dozy drivers a wake-up call.’
    • ‘A normally terminally dozy island, it has a buzz about it.’
    • ‘With Graham off in Wales, searching out estate and letting agents and looking at house details, Harry and Dolly and I have had a completely shameless, dozy day.’
    • ‘Despite what one would think even though Jamie was so incredibly sleepy, sluggish, drowsy, and dozy, he didn't seem to mind.’
    • ‘So, perhaps staying up so late last night to get the tax done wasn't such a good idea after all, as it left me dozy all day today - the last day of the issue when there were more pages to read then ever.’
    • ‘After a few dozy miles, road-roar broke the peace.’
    • ‘And there she remained, moaning quietly, until late the following morning when her dozy brood managed to stagger out of bed to ask what was for breakfast.’
    • ‘It's not a particularly desirable place now unless you really want to hide-away in dozy and thoroughly low-key French Caribbean style.’
    • ‘Then the sun fell asleep beneath a rug of dozy cloud.’
    • ‘I said there was no point, I was on morphine, drugged up and dozy in the hospital.’
    • ‘Now you're ready for some dozy, late-afternoon slacking.’
    • ‘She almost hit the sheets again in her dozy stupor, but then Julia bounded in, hopping with the energy you'd expect from a hyper seven-year old.’
    • ‘I've given her a light sedative, she'll be dozy and will hopefully sleep through the night’
    • ‘If I were working in an office today, I'd be full of good intentions and dozy distraction.’
    • ‘The audience listened intently, strolled among the plants, watched the dozy fish, sipped tea, snoozed, read books: it was quite magical.’
    • ‘Halfway through I felt dozy, so I hit the drive-through at Starbucks.’
    • ‘But there will be plenty of lighter fare for dozy afternoons.’
    • ‘I don't recall all that much about the climb - we were dozy with sleep, midges feasted off us and rain and low cloud completely obscured the views.’
    • ‘Some motorway blackspots are known as ‘the sleepy corridor’ and ‘the nod-off zone’ by traffic police who have to clear up the carnage caused by dozy drivers.’
    • ‘Life proceeds at a dozy Caribbean pace: an occasional dog, dozing, will cock an eyebrow as you go by, then let out a long breath and doze off again.’
    drowsy, sleepy, half asleep, heavy-eyed, somnolent
    lethargic, listless, lacking in energy, unenergetic, enervated, inactive, slow, torpid, languid, weary, tired, fatigued
    lazy, idle, indolent, slothful, sluggardly
    asthenic, neurasthenic
    dopey, yawny
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    1. 1.1British informal Sluggish and not alert; stupid.
      ‘at breakfast, a dozy waitress brings the wrong things’
      • ‘The press, dozy as ever, would have missed the story en masse.’
      • ‘The dozy pair believed her - and ran off empty-handed.’
      • ‘The dozy woman had screwed the network card to the back panel on the PC but didn't plug it into the motherboard as she said she had.’
      • ‘All in all it was a fraught weekend and a salutary lesson always to keep your dog on the lead for its own protection against ‘trained’ attack dogs and their dozy owners.’
      • ‘If the dozy mare who sits in the booth by the ticket barrier looked up from reading her Metro occasionally, like when yet another teenager is escaping through the luggage gate without paying, we wouldn't need half as many cameras.’
      stupid, slow, dim-witted, dull-witted, ignorant, unintelligent, imperceptive, half-baked, vacuous, mindless, witless, obtuse, doltish, blockish, lumpish, wooden
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