Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The state of being giddy.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The quality or state of being giddy.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The character or quality of being giddy or foolish; levity; flightiness; heedlessness; inconstancy; unsteadiness.
  • n. The state or condition of being giddy or dizzy; a swimming of the head; dizziness; vertigo.
  • n. Same as gid.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a reeling sensation; a feeling that you are about to fall
  • n. an impulsive scatterbrained manner

Etymologies

giddy +‎ -ness (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • As per my column, I think yesterday's action took a lot of that short term giddiness out of the market that we'd seen on Mon...

  • In addition to the political, journalistic, and economic challenges that have shaped our unwillingness to acknowledge the current and future impacts of climate change on our lives, persuades Faergeman, we may also be confounded by a certain "giddiness" as we stare into the abyss of time, both past and future.

    Wood Turner: Is It Time to Be Philosophical About Climate Change?

  • ROBERT GREGORY BROWNE: There was a certain giddiness I felt the first time out that has all but disappeared.

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  • The giddiness is amped as you get closer to the convention center because you start seeing people with backpacks and Con badges walking around everywhere.

    Current Movie Reviews, Independent Movies - Film Threat

  • In the Balkan peninsula giddiness is unknown, and people start you along any ledge at height cheerily and recklessly.

    High Albania

  • I'm not sure the results are quite as bad as they look, but they're enough for me to temper my short-term giddiness ever-so slightly.

    Don't Be Faked-Out by Jobs and Sales Data - Yahoo! Finance

  • Pray Sir lye still, 'twas I was only going to sit down, and a suddain giddiness took me in my head which made me fall and with me the Chair, there is no danger near ye Sir — I was just coming to sleep by you.

    Sir Patient Fancy

  • Neither call the giddiness of it in question, the poverty of her, the small acquaintance, my sudden wooing, nor her sudden consenting; but say with me,

    As You Like It

  • Neither call the giddiness of it in question, the poverty of her, the small acquaintance, my sudden wooing, nor her sudden consenting; but say with me, I love Aliena; say with her, that she loves me; consent with both, that we may enjoy each other: it shall be to your good; for my father’s house and all the revenue that was old Sir Rowland’s will I estate upon you, and here live and die a shepherd.

    Act V. Scene II. As You Like It

  • When he was alone it was all very pleasant, for he was fond of making her understand his various plans of improvement; but when the steward was with them, which often happened, they fell into statistical details of draining and manuring, and new modes of ploughing, till Zoe in despair sometimes left them, to go exploring by herself; a proceeding which invariably made Gifford very angry, at what he termed her giddiness and indifference to his interests.

    Zoe: The History of Two Lives

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