Definitions

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

  • adjective Intoxicating or stupefying.
  • adjective Tending to upset the mind or the balance of senses.
  • adjective Serving to exhilarate.
  • adjective Impetuous and rash.
  • adjective Domineering; overbearing.
  • adjective Swift and violent; headlong.
  • adjective Showing intelligence and good judgment; prudent.
  • adjective Suffering from a headache.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Headstrong; rash; precipitate; hurried on by obstinacy or passion.
  • Apt to affect the head; intoxicating.
  • Violent; impetuous.
  • Intelligent.

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

  • adjective Willful; rash; precipitate; hurried on by will or passion; ungovernable.
  • adjective Apt to affect the head; intoxicating; strong.
  • adjective Violent; impetuous.

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

  • adjective intoxicating or stupefying
  • adjective tending to upset the mind or senses
  • adjective exhilarating
  • adjective intellectual
  • adjective rash or impetuous

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

  • adjective marked by defiant disregard for danger or consequences
  • adjective marked by the exercise of good judgment or common sense in practical matters
  • adjective extremely exciting as if by alcohol or a narcotic

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Middle English hedi, hevedi, equivalent to head +‎ -y.

Examples

  • Once he heard that, he seemed to lose interest in Swindon Usain Bolt's ex-lover Gemma Jones recalls their heady days together

    This week: George Osborne, Katrin Radmacher and Wayne Rooney

  • The end result recalls the heady absurdism of Richard Lester's "A Hard Day's Night" (1964) spiked with Eastern antagonisms.

    Not for the Faint of Heart

  • 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.

    Archive 2008-04-01

  • He recalls the heady days of their early relationship: "Our minds moved fast and at that point in sync."

    Tony Blair's memoirs: Gordon Brown holds fire over old rival's criticisms

  • 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'.

    Farewell to the share-owning democracy

  • 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.

    @karimrashid Interviews @remkoolhaas

  • 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.

    Archive 2009-02-01

  • 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'.

    Archive 2009-03-01

  • 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.

    Michael Standaert: Social Entrepreneurship and Alternatives to Faith-Based Welfare ...

  • 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.

    Wigley optimistic

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  • "Young Shields" by Casiotone for the Painfully Alone

    http://tny.gs/casiotone-youngshields

    "there's a shield around us

    we are heady we are groundless

    & we burn our friends & kill their names

    build insecure & petty fames

    & tattoo things that we believe

    stars & skulls & hearts in half-sleeves"

    ..it's a great track - I recommend checking it out!

    March 2, 2012