(?), a. [Compar. Sleepier (?); superl. Sleepiest.] [AS. slpig. See Sleep, n.] 1. Drowsy; inclined to, or overcome by, sleep. Shak.
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She waked her sleepy crew.
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2. Tending to induce sleep; soporiferous; somniferous; as, a sleepy drink or potion. Chaucer.
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3. Dull; lazy; heavy; sluggish. Shak.
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'Tis not sleepy business;
But must be looked to speedily and strongly.
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4. Characterized by an absence of watchfulness; as, sleepy security.
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Sleepy duck (Zol.), the ruddy duck.
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