Definitions for: Dizzy


[adj] lacking seriousness; given to frivolity; "a dizzy blonde"; "light-headed teenagers"; "silly giggles"
[adj] 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"
[v] make dizzy or giddy; "a dizzying pace"



Webster (1913) Definition: 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.


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.

Synonyms: airheaded, empty-headed, featherbrained, frivolous, giddy, ill, lightheaded, light-headed, sick, silly, vertiginous, woozy

See Also: alter, change

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