from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Thoughtless; unsteady.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having a giddy head; frivolous; volatile; incautious.


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  • I also get slightly giddy-headed and green with envy at the vast amount of literature you cover...

    Burantashi etc

  • I need not quote mine author; they that laugh and contemn others, condemn the world of folly, deserve to be mocked, are as giddy-headed, and lie as open as any other.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • [229] O saeclum insipiens et infacetum, a giddy-headed age.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • That men are so misaffected, melancholy, mad, giddy-headed, hear the testimony of Solomon, Eccl. ii.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Nulla scabies, as [6574] he said, superstitione scabiosior; as he that is bitten with a mad dog bites others, and all in the end become mad; either out of affection of novelty, simplicity, blind zeal, hope and fear, the giddy-headed multitude will embrace it, and without further examination approve it.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • And again, there was Bert Gettler, the youth who had escorted her to the dance the night Clyde first met her, but who was little more than a giddy-headed dancing soul, one not to be relied upon in a crisis like this.

    An American Tragedy

  • Macky described him as “very giddy-headed, with some wit,” to which Swift added, “He is not worth mentioning.”

    The Journal to Stella

  • “She is an insolent, giddy-headed thing, or perhaps worse!”

    Madame Bovary

  • Salmigondinois; not an inconstant and uncertain rent-seek, like that of witless, giddy-headed bachelors, but sure and fixed, of the nature of the well-paid incomes of regenting doctors.

    Five books of the lives, heroic deeds and sayings of Gargantua and his son Pantagruel

  • So he committed him close prisoner till payment, and gave the jailor charge to let no giddy-headed people come at him; for his friends and those that would have done him good were called "giddy-headed people," and so kept out; and such as would abuse him by scorning or beating, those they let in and set them on.

    A Book of Quaker Saints


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