Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Having a whirling sensation and a tendency to fall.
  • adjective Bewildered or confused.
  • adjective Slang Scatterbrained or silly.
  • adjective Producing or tending to produce giddiness.
  • adjective Characterized by impulsive haste; very rapid.
  • transitive verb To cause to have a whirling sensation.
  • transitive verb To confuse or bewilder.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To be foolish; act foolishly.
  • To make giddy; confuse.
  • 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.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Having in the head a sensation of whirling, with a tendency to fall; vertiginous; giddy; hence, confused; indistinct.
  • adjective Causing, or tending to cause, giddiness or vertigo.
  • adjective Without distinct thought; unreflecting; thoughtless; heedless.
  • transitive verb To make dizzy or giddy; to give the vertigo to; to confuse.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective having a sensation of turning around; giddy; feeling unbalanced or lightheaded.
  • adjective producing giddiness
  • adjective empty-headed, scatterbrained or frivolous
  • verb transitive To make dizzy, to bewilder.

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

  • verb make dizzy or giddy
  • adjective lacking seriousness; given to frivolity
  • adjective having or causing a whirling sensation; liable to falling

Etymologies

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

[Middle English dusie, disi, from Old English dysig, foolish.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Old English dysiġ, probably related to West Frisian dize, (fog).

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