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adj. do·zi·er, do·zi·est
Half asleep; drowsy.

doz′i·ly adv.
do′zi·ness n.
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eventually Liverpool's doziness in defence was an unwanted feature throughout the warm-up programme, conceding the first goal in their last five friendlies.
Despite the defensive doziness that allowed Alex Iwobi to give the Nigerians a single just reward, this is a formation that Southgate will surely take into the first game against Tunisia on June 18.
Despite Richardson's doziness, it was still splendid fielding by Porterfield but it was topped three overs later by Rikki Clarke.
Then overall doziness allowed Goran Pandev to double the visitors' lead before the half-hour.
You can't blame Howley for Jonathan Davies twice passing the ball into touch, five turnovers in the opening 40 minutes, Biggar having his kick charged down or Alex Cuthbert's defensive doziness.
Sebastian Larsson needed to make a good block from Armand Traore, perhaps the only player wearing hoops to impress in the first half, and Titus Bramble can consider himself fortunate his doziness waiting for the ball to come to him was not punished by Jamie Mackie, who overhit his cross.
"Through doziness or naivety, Bell took it upon himself to act as the umpire.
Former England skipper Michael Atherton said Bell had been "guilty of doziness" and praised Dhoni for his "magnanimous" decision to withdraw their appeal.
doziness, 10 air-handling units were installed to exchange the air 40 times an hour.
Ledley King, who had a good return to the national side himself barring his doziness for Brazil's goal, stepped in to end a dynamic Ronaldinho run into the heart of England's defence.