Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Behaving as if mentally unbalanced; very eccentric.
  • adj. Whimsical; prankish.
  • adj. Slang Intoxicated; drunk.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. behaving in an eccentric manner, as though led by pixies.
  • adj. whimsical
  • adj. drunk

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

  • adj. naughtily or annoyingly playful
  • adj. very drunk

Etymologies

From pixie.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From pixy, with ending as in titillated. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • In 6th grade, I got second place in the Riverside County Spelling Bee the word I misspelled was "pixilated", and went on to the state bee in Santa Rosa.

    Archive 2007-05-01

  • The rear of the car in fact has a disembodied or "pixilated" look, representing a tail-of-the-comet metaphor, as if the sheer speed of the vehicle is pulling the underlying, technical "Frame" rearward, away from the sensuous, flowing "Skin" above.

    Car Body Design - News

  • The rear of the car in fact has a disembodied or "pixilated" look, representing a tail-of-the-comet metaphor, as if the sheer speed of the vehicle is pulling the underlying, technical "Frame" rearward, away from the sensuous, flowing

    Top Speed

  • "pixilated" stained-glass window installed by Gerhard Richter in 2007.

    Telegraph.co.uk: news, business, sport, the Daily Telegraph newspaper, Sunday Telegraph

  • Christie's Images Limited 'Ohhh … Alright' The 1964 painting, "Ohhh … Alright …," depicts a pixilated redheaded woman clutching a telephone.

    Pop Goes the Art Market: A $40 Million Lichtenstein?

  • Though his genital attributes were much discussed and nonchalant nudity liberally on display — pixilated on camera, naturally — the new guy is hardly just another sorry Charlie.

    Roush Review: Two and a Half Men — The Sheen Is Gone

  • No one could determine, because the video had been taken by a cell phone that produced a highly pixilated image, what Richardson actually held.

    Conceived in the New Liberty

  • Sitting across from Assange, who was wearing a light-colored, open-necked shirt and his usual brown blazer, Colbert goofed around for a minute, his own face pixilated and voice modified to protect against a drone attack.

    Greg Mitchell: One Year Ago Tonight: Stephen Colbert vs. Julian Assange

  • Mix-matched dither patterns and pixilated details compete for attention with obvious commercial camera work.

    Cat Weaver: The MoMA's New Photography 2010: Post-Appropriation

  • In the 1980s, it had built its headquarters as a statement of its success on the cutting edge of the effort to render the physical world into the pixilated bits of the new digital realm.

    In the Plex

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