adjective \ˈhe-dē\

: causing feelings of excitement or dizziness : having a powerful effect on your senses

: very excited and happy


Full Definition of HEADY

a :  willful, rash <heady opinions>
b :  violent, impetuous
a :  tending to intoxicate or make giddy or elated <heady wine> <being in such distinguished company was a heady experience>
b :  giddy, exhilarated <heady with his success>
c :  rich <a heady sauce> <a heady variety>
d :  impressive <a man of heady accomplishments>
a :  marked by or showing good judgment :  shrewd, intelligent
b :  intellectually stimulating or demanding
head·i·ly \ˈhe-də-lē\ adverb
head·i·ness \ˈhe-dē-nəs\ noun

Examples of HEADY

  1. The plane soared to heady heights.
  2. They were heady with their newfound success.

First Known Use of HEADY

14th century

Rhymes with HEADY


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