vertiginous


ver·tig·i·nous

adjective \(ˌ)vər-ˈti-jə-nəs\

: causing or likely to cause a feeling of dizziness especially because of great height

Full Definition of VERTIGINOUS

1
a :  characterized by or suffering from vertigo or dizziness
b :  inclined to frequent and often pointless change :  inconstant
2
:  causing or tending to cause dizziness <the vertiginous heights>
3
:  marked by turning :  rotary <the vertiginous motion of the earth>
ver·tig·i·nous·ly adverb

Examples of VERTIGINOUS

  1. <a 3-D effect that is likely to leave some audience members feeling vertiginous>

Origin of VERTIGINOUS

Latin vertiginosus, from vertigin-, vertigo
First Known Use: 1608

Related to VERTIGINOUS

ver·tig·i·nous

adjective \(ˌ)vər-ˈtij-ə-nəs\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of VERTIGINOUS

: of, relating to, characterized by, or affected with vertigo or dizziness

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