[ UK /dɹˈuːpɪŋ/ ]
[ US /ˈdɹupɪŋ/ ]
  1. weak from exhaustion
  2. having branches or flower heads that bend downward
    nodding daffodils
    the pendulous branches of a weeping willow
    lilacs with drooping panicles of fragrant flowers
  3. hanging down (as from exhaustion or weakness)
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How To Use drooping In A Sentence

  • Good, bad, or meaningless, there it will be: bunchy with fat or sagging from the bone, fading, freckling, wrinkling, and drooping so long as flesh endures. Beginner’s Grace
  • a scarlet "whittle" over all this motley finery; with a "outwork quoyf or ciffer" (New England French for coiffure) with "long wings" at the side, and a silk or tiffany hood on her drooping head, -- Priscilla in this attire were pretty indeed. Sabbath in Puritan New England
  • a sleepy-eyed child with drooping eyelids
  • The shoots grow off of longer horizontal or drooping branchlets.
  • Around the room, eyelids are drooping and the smiles are serene. Times, Sunday Times
  • This helps prevent them from drooping or even completely bending over and breaking their stalks.
  • But man himself cannot express love and humility by external signs, so plainly as does a dog, when with drooping ears, hanging lips, flexuous body, and wagging tail, he meets his beloved master. INSIDE OF A DOG
  • The buds are heavy, each so full of fragrant petals that they are drooping under the weight of their ampleness.
  • There the wounded monk leaned against the door-post, his red sword drooping to the floor. The Lady of Blossholme
  • Meanwhile, aids-de-camp galloped along the lines, announcing the arrival of Grouchy, to reanimate the drooping spirits of the men; for, at last, a doubt of victory was breaking upon the minds of those who never before, in the most adverse hour of fortune, deemed _his_ star could set that led them on to glory. The Ontario Readers: The High School Reader, 1886
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