AskDefine | Define dizzy

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dizzy adj
1 having or causing a whirling sensation; liable to falling; "had a dizzy spell"; "a dizzy pinnacle"; "had a headache and felt giddy"; "a giddy precipice"; "feeling woozy from the blow on his head"; "a vertiginous climb up the face of the cliff" [syn: giddy, woozy, vertiginous]
2 lacking seriousness; given to frivolity; "a dizzy blonde"; "light-headed teenagers"; "silly giggles" [syn: airheaded, empty-headed, featherbrained, giddy, light-headed, lightheaded, silly] v : make dizzy or giddy; "a dizzying pace" [also: dizzied, dizziest, dizzier]

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Etymology

etyl ang dysig.

Adjective

  1. having a sensation of turning around; giddy; feeling unbalanced or lightheaded.
    I stood up too fast and felt dizzy.
  2. producing giddiness
    We climbed to a dizzy height.
  3. empty-headed, scatterbrained or frivolous
    My new secretary is a dizzy blonde.

Translations

having a sensation of turning around
producing giddiness
empty-headed, scatterbrained or frivolous

Verb

  1. To make dizzy, to bewilder.
    • 1603, John Florio, translating Michel de Montaigne, Essays, Folio Society 2006, vol. 1 p. 161:
      Let me have this violence and compulsion removed, there is nothing that, in my seeming, doth more bastardise and dizzie a wel-borne and gentle nature [...].

Extensive Definition

Dizzy may refer to:

See also

  • Dizy (disambiguation page)

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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