Definitions

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  • adj. Alternative spelling of lightheaded.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Disordered in the head; dizzy; feeling faint; delirious.
  • adj. Thoughtless; heedless; volatile; unsteady; fickle; loose; lacking seriousness; given to frivolity.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Disordered in the head; giddy or dizzy; hence, flighty; delirious.
  • Thoughtless; volatile; frivolous.

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

  • adj. weak and likely to lose consciousness
  • adj. lacking seriousness; given to frivolity
  • adj. weak and likely to lose consciousness
  • adj. lacking seriousness; given to frivolity

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Examples

  • Because I think he is too light-headed, and badly in need of a little cheap reading.

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  • Though he felt light-headed from the morning and afternoon group-meditation sessions and the trancing suck of the desert sun, he pushed himself up and tottered back to the yurt on legs that might as well have been deboned for all the stability they offered him, this perfect gift of the dragonfly inside him and no way to get it out.

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  • At this point I hit my limit on black tea and started to feel the effects of too much tannin, which leaves me light-headed.

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  • He felt suddenly light-headed as he got to his feet, but he lurched forward.

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  • She felt light-headed with desire, felt herself starting to float with want, anchored only by her hold on him.

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  • I grew light-headed, so light I felt as if I were floating above myself.

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  • Bella was so dizzy, light-headed, and hungry by late in the day that she was back to needing to concentrate intensely on each shirtwaist, to focus precisely on each snip of her scissors.

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  • I began to feel light-headed and weak, and I pushed at him, whimpering my distress.

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  • He felt himself getting more and more light-headed, less and less clear in his thinking.

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  • Despite feeling light-headed, I wobbled to my feet.

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  • "Naples! I try to make myself look respectable, I have a good shave in hot water, and wash my hair; the removal of all that dirt leaves me light-headed and I have to sit down. God knows what will happen when I have a bath, it could mean a wheelchair."
    - Spike Milligan, 'Mussolini: My Part In His Downfall'.

    April 25, 2009