Definition of heavy-eyed in US English:



  • Appearing tired or sleepy.

    ‘an elderly man with a deep-lined, heavy-eyed face’
    • ‘She looked heavy-eyed when she got up the next morning, and Lord Elham was quick to pick up the traces of her disquiet.’
    • ‘Your brow furrows as you turn over but you're too heavy-eyed to notice.’
    • ‘She was still thinking of it when he came down to breakfast, heavy-eyed and tremulous.’
    • ‘She can't shake her queasiness but trudges along, heavy-eyed.’
    • ‘A heavy-eyed young girl regards us with a momentary speculation, and we get a whiff of foul language from two boys on the kerb.’
    sleepy, half asleep, dozy, dozing, heavy, yawning, nodding, groggy, somnolent, ready for bed, hardly able to keep one's eyes open
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