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Hi,

What's the difference in usages and meaning between sleepy and drowsy?

Thanks.

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From the Collins Dictionary:

SYNONYMY NOTE: sleepy applies to a person who is nearly overcome by a desire to sleep and, figuratively, suggests either the power to induce sleepiness or a resemblance to this state [a sleepy town, song, etc.]; drowsy stresses the sluggishness or lethargic heaviness accompanying sleepiness [the drowsy sentry fought off sleep through the watch]; somnolent is a formal equivalent of either of the preceding [the somnolent voice of the speaker]; slumberous, a poetic equivalent, in addition sometimes suggests latent powers in repose [a slumberous city]

CJ

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anonymousWhat's the difference in usages and meaning between sleepy and drowsy?

"Sleepy" is stronger.

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