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v. drooped, droop·ing, droops
1. To bend or hang downward: "His mouth drooped sadly, pulled down, no doubt, by the plump weight of his jowls" (Gore Vidal).
2. To bend or sag gradually: flowers drooping in the midday heat.
3. To sag in dejection or exhaustion: drooped from lack of sleep.
To let bend or hang down: "He drooped his body over the rail" (Norman Mailer).
The act or condition of drooping.

[Middle English droupen, from Old Norse drūpa; see dhreu- in Indo-European roots.]

droop′i·ly, droop′ing·ly adv.
droop′y adj.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.drooping - weak from exhaustion
tired - depleted of strength or energy; "tired mothers with crying babies"; "too tired to eat"
2.drooping - hanging down (as from exhaustion or weakness)
lax - lacking in strength or firmness or resilience; "a lax rope"; "a limp handshake"
3.drooping - having branches or flower heads that bend downward; "nodding daffodils"; "the pendulous branches of a weeping willow"; "lilacs with drooping panicles of fragrant flowers"
biological science, biology - the science that studies living organisms
unerect - not upright in position or posture
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[ˈdruːpɪŋ] ADJ [flower] → marchito; [ears, head] → gacho; [movement] → lánguido, desmayado
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005


head, shoulders, breasts, feathers, leaves, tailhängend; hand, branchesherunterhängend; moustachenach unten hängend; flowerswelk; eyelidsherunterhängend; (with sleep) → schwer; roofdurchhängend
a drink to revive his drooping spiritsein Schluck, um seine (geschwundenen) Lebensgeister wieder zu wecken
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References in classic literature ?
DOWN among the grass and fragrant clover lay little Eva by the brook-side, watching the bright waves, as they went singing by under the drooping flowers that grew on its banks.
Thus, the foreground is all raging commotion; but behind, in admirable artistic contrast, is the glassy level of a sea becalmed, the drooping unstarched sails of the powerless ship, and the inert mass of a dead whale, a conquered fortress, with the flag of capture lazily hanging from the whale-pole inserted into his spout-hole.
Then, with four attendants, came the novice, her drooping head wreathed with white blossoms, and, behind, the abbess and her council of older nuns, who were already counting in their minds whether their own bailiff could manage the farms of Twynham, or whether a reeve would be needed beneath him, to draw the utmost from these new possessions which this young novice was about to bring them.
Her cool, level-looking eyes were no longer level-looking nor cool, but warmly drooping and just unable to meet his, as she came toward him and nestled in the circle of his arms, saying softly, almost in a whisper, -
They gather lilies down the stream, A net of willows drooping low Hides boat from boat; and to and fro Sweet whispered confidences seem
But Porthos stands in his bath drooping abjectly like a shamed figure cut out of some limp material.
The bed was draped in white; and there, beneath the drooping angel-figure, lay a little sleeping form,--sleeping never to waken!
They moved on hand in hand, and never spoke a word, the drooping of their heads being that of Giotto's "Two Apostles".
Concurrently, Wegg perceives a pretty little dead bird lying on the counter, with its head drooping on one side against the rim of Mr Venus's saucer, and a long stiff wire piercing its breast.
The haughty drooping glance struck crushingly the carpet at the Assistant Commissioner's feet.
Without further talk, and always with the same best intentions, this highly benevolent and common-sensible individual led the little white damsel--drooping, drooping, drooping, more and more out of the frosty air, and into his comfortable parlor.
Before him stretched the gardens - Italian in design, brilliant with flowers, with here and there a dark cedar-tree drooping low upon the lawn.