American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Intoxicating or stupefying: heady liqueur.
- adj. Tending to upset the mind or the balance of senses: standing on a heady outcrop of rock.
- adj. Serving to exhilarate: the heady news of triumph.
- adj. Impetuous and rash: a heady outburst of anger.
- adj. Domineering; overbearing: too heady to reason with.
- adj. Swift and violent; headlong: a heady current.
- adj. Showing intelligence and good judgment; prudent: heady tactics.
- adj. Suffering from a headache: a heady, throbbing feeling.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Headstrong; rash; precipitate; hurried on by obstinacy or passion.
- Apt to affect the head; intoxicating.
- Violent; impetuous.
- adj. intoxicating or stupefying
- adj. tending to upset the mind or senses
- adj. exhilarating
- adj. intellectual
- adj. rash or impetuous
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Willful; rash; precipitate; hurried on by will or passion; ungovernable.
- adj. Apt to affect the head; intoxicating; strong.
- adj. Violent; impetuous.
- adj. marked by defiant disregard for danger or consequences
- adj. marked by the exercise of good judgment or common sense in practical matters
- adj. extremely exciting as if by alcohol or a narcotic
- From Middle English hedi, hevedi, equivalent to head + -y. (Wiktionary)
“Once he heard that, he seemed to lose interest in Swindon Usain Bolt's ex-lover Gemma Jones recalls their heady days together”
“The end result recalls the heady absurdism of Richard Lester's "A Hard Day's Night" (1964) spiked with Eastern antagonisms.”
“He recalls the heady days of their early relationship: "Our minds moved fast and at that point in sync.”
“If he's a Fake Karim and he's a Fake Rem and they keep on tweeting and maybe a Fake Zaha enters the fray, we could really be in for a bit of fun, something recalling the heady days of 2005 when The Gutter peaked in hilarious awesomeness.”
“He recalls the heady economic libertarianism of the 1980s: One of the illusions of the Thatcher era, now laid bare by the economic crisis, was that of 'financial self-empowerment'.”
“There are a number of items which critics of President Bush's "Faith Based and Community Initiatives" program usually bring up, namely the heady Church v. State dilemma inherent to the program itself.”
“Recalling the heady days of 1999, when Plaid took 17 Assembly seats and Labour failed to win the majority it expected, Mr Wigley said: At the time, I described what happened as a silent earthquake.”
“A German CEO called the heady conclave "a refreshment for the brain" but complained that the forum was losing its focus, which, he claimed, would be easier to regain back in the Swiss resort town.”
“To help explain the falloff, recall the heady reformist atmosphere of the Second Vatican Council, which began when John XXIII summoned his bishops to Rome in 1962.”
“August 16, 2005 at 11: 18 am recall the heady days of the (first) Internet boom, where the self-anointed â€œDigeratiâ€ would engage in a similar, self-congratulatory circle-j***. except that anyone can start a blog in 10 seconds and start writing every day, and in less than a year get enough links to be on the list.”
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