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Dizzy definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

DIZZY, a. [G., dizziness; dizzy.]
1. Giddy; having a sensation of whirling in the head, with instability or proneness to fall; vertiginous.
2. Causing giddiness; as a dizzy highth.
3. Giddy; thoughtless; heedless; as the dizzy multitude.
DIZZY, v.t. To whirl round; to make giddy; to confuse.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: having or causing a whirling sensation; liable to falling; "had a dizzy spell"; "a dizzy pinnacle"; "had a headache and felt giddy"; "a giddy precipice"; "feeling woozy from the blow on his head"; "a vertiginous climb up the face of the cliff" [syn: dizzy, giddy, woozy, vertiginous]
2: lacking seriousness; given to frivolity; "a dizzy blonde"; "light-headed teenagers"; "silly giggles" [syn: airheaded, dizzy, empty-headed, featherbrained, giddy, light- headed, lightheaded, silly] v
1: make dizzy or giddy; "a dizzying pace"

Merriam Webster's

I. adjective (dizzier; -est) Etymology: Middle English disy, from Old English dysig stupid; akin to Old High German tusig stupid Date: before 12th century 1. foolish, silly 2. a. having a whirling sensation in the head with a tendency to fall b. mentally confused 3. a. causing giddiness or mental confusion <dizzy heights> b. caused by or marked by giddiness c. extremely rapid <prices climbing at a dizzy rate> dizzily adverb dizziness noun II. transitive verb (dizzied; dizzying) Date: 1501 1. to make dizzy or giddy 2. bewilder <disasters that dizzy the mind> dizzyingly adverb

Oxford Reference Dictionary

adj. & v. --adj. (dizzier, dizziest) 1 a giddy, unsteady. b feeling confused. 2 causing giddiness (dizzy heights; dizzy speed). --v.tr. 1 make dizzy. 2 bewilder. Derivatives: dizzily adv. dizziness n. Etymology: OE dysig f. WG

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Dizzy Diz"zy (d[i^]z"z[y^]), a. [Compar. Dizzier (-z[i^]*[~e]r); superl. Dizziest.] [OE. dusi, disi, desi, foolish, AS. dysig; akin to LG. d["u]sig dizzy, OD. deuzig, duyzig, OHG. tusig foolish, OFries. dusia to be dizzy; LG. dusel dizziness, duselig, dusselig, D. duizelig, dizzy, Dan. d["o]sig drowsy, slepy, d["o]se to make dull, drowsy, d["o]s dullness, drowsiness, and to AS. dw[=ae]s foolish, G. thor fool. [root]71. Cf. Daze, Doze.] 1. Having in the head a sensation of whirling, with a tendency to fall; vertiginous; giddy; hence, confused; indistinct. Alas! his brain was dizzy. --Drayton. 2. Causing, or tending to cause, giddiness or vertigo. To climb from the brink of Fleet Ditch by a dizzy ladder. --Macaulay. 3. Without distinct thought; unreflecting; thoughtless; heedless. ``The dizzy multitude.'' --Milton.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Dizzy Diz"zy, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Dizzied; p. pr. & vb. n. Dizzying.] To make dizzy or giddy; to give the vertigo to; to confuse. If the jangling of thy bells had not dizzied thy understanding. --Sir W. Scott.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(dizzier, dizziest, dizzies, dizzying, dizzied) 1. If you feel dizzy, you feel that you are losing your balance and are about to fall. Her head still hurt, and she felt slightly dizzy and disoriented... ADJ dizzily Her head spins dizzily as soon as she sits up. ADV: usu ADV with v dizziness His complaint causes dizziness and nausea. 2. You can use dizzy to describe a woman who is careless and forgets things, but is easy to like. She is famed for playing dizzy blondes. ADJ: usu ADJ n 3. If you say that someone has reached the dizzy heights of something, you are emphasizing that they have reached a very high level by achieving it. (HUMOROUS) I escalated to the dizzy heights of director's secretary. PHRASE: usu PHR after v, oft PHR of n [emphasis]

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

a. 1. Giddy, vertiginous. 2. Thoughtless, heedless, careless, giddy.

Moby Thesaurus

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