American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Having a whirling sensation and a tendency to fall. See Synonyms at giddy.
- adj. Bewildered or confused.
- adj. Producing or tending to produce giddiness: a dizzy height.
- adj. Caused by giddiness; reeling.
- adj. Characterized by impulsive haste; very rapid: "The American language had begun its dizzy onward march before the Revolution” ( H.L. Mencken).
- adj. Slang Scatterbrained or silly.
- v. To make dizzy.
- v. To confuse or bewilder.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Foolish; stupid.
- Giddy; having a sensation of whirling in the head, with instability or proneness to fall; vertiginous.
- Causing giddiness: as, a dizzy height.
- Arising from or caused by giddiness.
- Giddy; thoughtless; heedless.
- To be foolish; act foolishly.
- To make giddy; confuse.
- adj. having a sensation of turning around; giddy; feeling unbalanced or lightheaded.
- adj. producing giddiness
- adj. empty-headed, scatterbrained or frivolous
- v. transitive To make dizzy, to bewilder.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Having in the head a sensation of whirling, with a tendency to fall; vertiginous; giddy; hence, confused; indistinct.
- adj. Causing, or tending to cause, giddiness or vertigo.
- adj. Without distinct thought; unreflecting; thoughtless; heedless.
- v. To make dizzy or giddy; to give the vertigo to; to confuse.
- v. make dizzy or giddy
- adj. lacking seriousness; given to frivolity
- adj. having or causing a whirling sensation; liable to falling
- Old English dysiġ, probably related to West Frisian dize, (fog). (Wiktionary)
- Middle English dusie, disi, from Old English dysig, foolish. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The latest data point that's got the doubters in a dizzy is a new LA Times poll that shows that Kerry's slipped a couple of points in the wake of the Swift Boat Liars leaky raft.”
“But at Necco, Green was generous in describing ingredients during a long, old-versus-new tasting that left me dizzy from a sugar rush.”
“One of the trolls said something about “activist judges” and I got dizzy from the staggering display of stupidity so close to their beloved ACTIVIST SUPREME COURT deciding corporations have more rights than citizens.”
“Sometimes,' she said, 'when I was that dizzy from the heat of the cooking that if I didn't take a breath of fresh air I'd faint, I'd stick my head out of the kitchen window, and close my eyes and see most wonderful things.”
“At such times she cocked both triggers of the gun, prepared to meet him with leaden death if he should burst loose, herself trembling and palpitating and dizzy from the tension and shock.”
“She talked of children with learning disabilities and autism having to "fend for themselves in dizzy, mainstream schools, unsupervised at lunch and play".”
“As this drives up the humidity, screws with the air pressure (making my head spin dizzy on the dial) and generally causes me great discomfort for no good reason, I do find this very annoying.”
“It isn't just the time it takes from homemaking, leaving the homemaker exhausted and in dizzy daze at the end of the day, it is also the effect that it has on the children.”
“I am over the moon, walking on air, dancing in dizzy circles in my head.”
“By the second hour of the service I was tired (and dizzy from the incense), but I began to suspect that Larisa was right: the sense of the text was seeping in with repetition.”
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