Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Sleepy character or state.
  • noun Languor; laziness.
  • noun Same as bletting.

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

  • noun The quality or state of being sleepy.

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

  • noun The property of being sleepy.

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

  • noun a very sleepy state

Etymologies

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Examples

  • In some cases, excessive daytime sleepiness is the only symptom.

    Narcolepsy

  • It’s also possible that sleepiness is just a “side effect” associated with a more evolutionarily important reason for the release of oxytocin and vasopressin.

    Why do Men Fall Asleep After Sex? | Impact Lab

  • Jeff, your points are well taken, AOL/TW/Exxon/General Dynamic’s sleepiness is the best example of Levin’s greedy legacy.

    Shaken, not stirred « BuzzMachine

  • The state of sleepiness, which is a well-known attendant on the Sabbath, is indicative of the magnetic influence; and those who discard the day, and secretly pursue their active employments, would do well to heed the remarks I have made.

    Strange Visitors

  • The sun was slipping from the grip of the greying sky as his growing hunger became tinged with an unsettled kind of sleepiness, and he knew he had to stop.

    Pros and Cons of Wildflower Collection

  • The sun was slipping from the grip of the greying sky as his growing hunger became tinged with an unsettled kind of sleepiness, and he knew he had to stop.

    Pros and Cons of Wildflower Collection

  • Random female nodes where struck with a sudden case of "sleepiness" and the perturbed network was observed.

    Archive 2006-09-01

  • Random female nodes where struck with a sudden case of "sleepiness" and the perturbed network was observed.

    Public Rambling

  • It can also worsen depression, mania, or other mental illness, and it may increase some effects of sedatives, sleeping pills, or alcohol, such as sleepiness and poor coordination.

    Denver Post: News: Breaking: Local

  • It can also worsen depression, mania, or other mental illness, and it may increase some effects of sedatives, sleeping pills, or alcohol, such as sleepiness and poor coordination.

    Denver Post: News: Breaking: Local

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