Definition of groggy in English:



  • Dazed, weak, or unsteady, especially from illness, intoxication, sleep, or a blow.

    ‘the sleeping pills had left her feeling groggy’
    • ‘Her voice was a bit unsteady and groggy, and I fought the urge to roll my eyes.’
    • ‘She brought us shifts and gowns and we slipped into them, groggy from grief and lack of sleep.’
    • ‘His black hair was unruly as always and his voice was still groggy from sleep.’
    • ‘The thing is, half the time, my friend would stir early and hover in the groggy world of the almost-awake.’
    • ‘The City chief was substituted early in the first half after suffering mild concussion and was still feeling groggy after the match.’
    • ‘We saw her yesterday for about 10 minutes and she was feeling a bit groggy, but I rang this morning and she is comfortable.’
    • ‘The captain of the flight reported feeling dizzy and groggy and, at one point, donned an oxygen mask.’
    • ‘My head ached, my arms and legs felt like lead weights, and I was groggy with sleep.’
    • ‘Unable to get back to sleep, I headed down to breakfast, feeling groggy but pathetically pleased with myself.’
    • ‘At this point their back door slides open and a groggy looking eldest son enquires of me as to what I think I'm doing.’
    • ‘At first, being groggy with sleep, I could only think of what a terrible dream I had.’
    • ‘Coffee may also interfere with a good night's sleep and cause a groggy start the following day.’
    • ‘She was groggy with sleep when she was roughly wakened from some unpleasant dream.’
    • ‘I guess it's because I've only been cycling first thing in the morning - groggy and half-asleep.’
    • ‘That was odd, but in my groggy state nothing made much sense.’
    • ‘It's really enjoyable, but I'm a bit groggy and disorientated so it's not really sinking in.’
    • ‘They all sat up, confused and a bit groggy, and succeeded in making everybody cry out in relief.’
    • ‘He raised his voice as he walked down the corridor with a groggy, staggering gait.’
    • ‘I haven't been sleeping well over the past few nights, and as a result am a bit groggy throughout the day.’
    • ‘At his stop, half asleep, he fell more than rose from his seat but he untangled his legs and kept moving and smiled, too groggy to be up.’
    dazed, muzzy, stupefied, in a stupor, befuddled, fuddled, muddled, confused, bewildered, disoriented, disorientated, vague, benumbed, numb, stunned, dizzy, punch-drunk, shaky, staggering, reeling, unsteady, wobbly, weak, faint
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