adjective dop·ey \ˈdō-pē\

: feeling the effects of a drug

: slow because you are tired

: foolish or stupid


Full Definition of DOPEY

a :  dulled by alcohol or a narcotic
b :  sluggish, stupefied
:  stupid, fatuous <dopey sitcoms>
dop·i·ly \-pə-lē\ adverb
dop·i·ness noun

Variants of DOPEY

dop·ey also dopy \ˈdō-pē\

Examples of DOPEY

  1. I'm still a little dopey from the painkillers.
  2. After being up all night I was pretty dopey at work.

First Known Use of DOPEY


Related to DOPEY

airheaded, birdbrained, bonehead, boneheaded, brain-dead, brainless, bubbleheaded, chuckleheaded, dense, dim, dim-witted, doltish, stupid (also dopy), dorky [slang], dull, dumb, dunderheaded, empty-headed, fatuous, gormless [chiefly British], half-witted, knuckleheaded, lamebrain (or lamebrained), lunkheaded, mindless, oafish, obtuse, opaque, pinheaded, senseless, simple, slow, slow-witted, soft, softheaded, thick, thickheaded, thick-witted, unintelligent, unsmart, vacuous, weak-minded, witless
apt, brainy, bright, brilliant, clever, fast, hyperintelligent, intelligent, keen, nimble, quick, quick-witted, sharp, sharp-witted, smart, supersmart, ultrasmart

Rhymes with DOPEY


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