Definition of groggy in English:


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adjectiveadjective groggier, adjective groggiest

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

    ‘the sleeping pills had left her feeling groggy’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘My head ached, my arms and legs felt like lead weights, and I was groggy with sleep.’
    • ‘His black hair was unruly as always and his voice was still groggy from sleep.’
    • ‘She was groggy with sleep when she was roughly wakened from some unpleasant dream.’
    • ‘Her voice was a bit unsteady and groggy, and I fought the urge to roll my eyes.’
    • ‘It's really enjoyable, but I'm a bit groggy and disorientated so it's not really sinking in.’
    • ‘The captain of the flight reported feeling dizzy and groggy and, at one point, donned an oxygen mask.’
    • ‘Unable to get back to sleep, I headed down to breakfast, feeling groggy but pathetically pleased with myself.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘She brought us shifts and gowns and we slipped into them, groggy from grief and lack of sleep.’
    • ‘I guess it's because I've only been cycling first thing in the morning - groggy and half-asleep.’
    • ‘The City chief was substituted early in the first half after suffering mild concussion and was still feeling groggy after the match.’
    • ‘That was odd, but in my groggy state nothing made much sense.’
    • ‘We saw her yesterday for about 10 minutes and she was feeling a bit groggy, but I rang this morning and she is comfortable.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The thing is, half the time, my friend would stir early and hover in the groggy world of the almost-awake.’
    • ‘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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