Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The state of being groggy, or somewhat under the influence of liquor; tipsiness; the state of being unsteady or stupid from drink.
  • noun Hence In farriery, a tenderness or stiffness in the foot of a horse or a weakness in the fore legs, which causes him to move in a hobbling, staggering manner, often produced by much work on hard ground or pavements.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun State of being groggy.
  • noun (Man.) Tenderness or stiffness in the foot of a horse, which causes him to move in a hobbling manner.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The characteristic or quality of being groggy.
  • noun Tenderness or stiffness in the foot of a horse, resulting in a hobbling gait.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a groggy state resulting from weariness
  • noun a dazed and staggering state caused by alcohol
  • noun marginal consciousness

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

groggy +‎ -ness

Examples

  • Sorry this entry has meandered so; can I claim it's grogginess from the cold?

    Breakfast in Bed

  • The small amount of caffeine helps not because it "speeds up your metabolism", but because it gets rid of the grogginess.

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  • "In my head, it's bedtime now," she claims, although outwardly, at least, she isn't showing any signs of grogginess.

    A working life: The gas rig technician

  • However, research has repeatedly shown that when supplementing 7-9 hours of sleep, 20-30 minute naps do offer these benefits, particularly when taken between the hours of 10 to 11 a.m. or 2 to 4 p.m., when human sleep rhythms trigger a natural slump with grogginess and lack of focus.

    University looks to naps for better grades

  • However, research has repeatedly shown that when supplementing 7-9 hours of sleep, 20-30 minute naps do offer these benefits, particularly when taken between the hours of 10 to 11 a.m. or 2 to 4 p.m., when human sleep rhythms trigger a natural slump with grogginess and lack of focus.

    University looks to naps for better grades

  • It was a feeling I would come to know well—the haze and the grogginess—almost as well as its opposite (lack-of-sleep inertia), during the three years I would spend in the Boston Combined Residency Program (BCRP) in pediatrics.

    Between Expectations

  • I know better but in my grogginess I forgot and thought, Stupid bird.

    Lance Mannion:

  • It was a feeling I would come to know well—the haze and the grogginess—almost as well as its opposite (lack-of-sleep inertia), during the three years I would spend in the Boston Combined Residency Program (BCRP) in pediatrics.

    Between Expectations

  • I know better but in my grogginess I forgot and thought, Stupid bird.

    Drummers in love

  • The idea is that being jarred awake from deep sleep leads to grogginess.

    A Wrist Watch that Tracks Your Sleep

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