Adjective "Groggy" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Dazed, weak, or unsteady, especially from illness, intoxication, sleep, or a blow.
  1. 'She brought us shifts and gowns and we slipped into them, groggy from grief and lack of sleep.'
  2. 'The captain of the flight reported feeling dizzy and groggy and, at one point, donned an oxygen mask.'
  3. 'Unable to get back to sleep, I headed down to breakfast, feeling groggy but pathetically pleased with myself.'
  4. 'The City chief was substituted early in the first half after suffering mild concussion and was still feeling groggy after the match.'
  5. 'That was odd, but in my groggy state nothing made much sense.'
  6. 'He raised his voice as he walked down the corridor with a groggy, staggering gait.'
  7. 'It's really enjoyable, but I'm a bit groggy and disorientated so it's not really sinking in.'
  8. '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.'
  9. 'Coffee may also interfere with a good night's sleep and cause a groggy start the following day.'
  10. 'I haven't been sleeping well over the past few nights, and as a result am a bit groggy throughout the day.'


1. staggering, as from exhaustion or blows: a boxer groggy from his opponent's hard left jab.

2. dazed and weakened, as from lack of sleep: Late nights always make me groggy the next morning.

3. Archaic. drunk; intoxicated.

More examples(as adjective)

"years can be groggy from ordeals."

"people can be groggy with flus."

"people can be groggy for hours."

"pears can be groggy in stages."

"markets can be groggy after weekends."

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