dizzy

adjective
diz·​zy | \ ˈdi-zē How to pronounce dizzy (audio) \
dizzier; dizziest

Definition of dizzy

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : foolish, silly
2a : having a whirling sensation in the head with a tendency to fall
b : mentally confused
3a : causing giddiness or mental confusion dizzy heights
b : caused by or marked by giddiness
c : extremely rapid prices climbing at a dizzy rate

dizzy

verb
dizzied; dizzying

Definition of dizzy (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

1 : to make dizzy or giddy
2 : bewilder disasters that dizzy the mind

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Other Words from dizzy

Adjective

dizzily \ ˈdi-​zə-​lē How to pronounce dizzy (audio) \ adverb
dizziness \ ˈdi-​zē-​nəs How to pronounce dizzy (audio) \ noun

Verb

dizzyingly \ ˈdi-​zē-​iŋ-​lē How to pronounce dizzy (audio) \ adverb

Examples of dizzy in a Sentence

Adjective The children were dizzy after spinning in circles. I'm feeling a bit weak and dizzy. I think I'm having a dizzy spell. Complex math problems make me dizzy. looking down from dizzy heights Prices rose at a dizzy rate. the dizzy pace of our lives
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Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective The 11 people reported feeling nauseous and dizzy after they were vaccinated, Colorado health officials said. Rebekah Riess, Joe Sutton And Scottie Andrew, CNN, "Colorado vaccination site shuts down early after 11 people have 'expected' adverse reactions to the Covid-19 vaccine, officials say," 8 Apr. 2021 For the Fab Four, the world was their dizzy, seductive oyster. Michael Phillips, chicagotribune.com, "Catch a rare, early glimpse of Britney Spears, before the #FreeBritney movement, as filmed by University of Chicago professor Judy Hoffman," 6 Apr. 2021 The nurse lay in bed this month, coughing, wheezing and dizzy with fever. BostonGlobe.com, "Some nations could wait years for COVID-19 shots. That’s bad for everyone," 22 Mar. 2021 Feeling hot and dizzy, a sailor onboard a cargo ship in the South Pacific headed outside to the deck for a little air. Adela Suliman, NBC News, "Sailor survives 14 hours in Pacific clinging to fishing buoy after falling overboard," 25 Feb. 2021 And Greg still gets tired and dizzy after standing for too long. USA Today, "This man survived COVID-19. His treatment odyssey shows how complicated that can be.," 14 Mar. 2021 The dizzy episodes and sensitivity to light still persist. Diane Bell Columnist, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Column: Health scare sidelines News 8 anchor Barbara-Lee Edwards," 5 Mar. 2021 Yet, listening to former Bachelorette Rachel Lindsay speak on her podcast, Higher Learning, this Friday afternoon left me a dizzy, weepy puddle. Ariana Romero, refinery29.com, "Free Rachel Lindsay From The Toxicity Of The Bachelor-verse," 12 Feb. 2021 Following a spinal injury 12 years ago, the man’s heart rate often sank to 40 beats per minute, leaving him dizzy and nearly fainting. Max G. Levy, Wired, "A New Way to Restore Hand Mobility—With an Electrified Patch," 29 Jan. 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Nothing else witty to say just dizzy with gratitude that GOLD DIGGERS found its way to a team that believes in it! NBC News, "How a new take on teenage rebellion caught Mindy Kaling's interest," 9 Apr. 2021 Cueto’s final pitch of the seventh inning, a triple shimmy if there ever was one, might have made fans dizzy, not to mention C.J. Cron. John Shea, San Francisco Chronicle, "Cueto hops, shimmies and deals the game Giants, fans needed from home opener," 9 Apr. 2021 Place your laptop on a table to keep it from moving around to dizzy others. Annie Lane, oregonlive, "Dear Annie: Use these tips to become a video conferencing pro," 22 Jan. 2021 Place your laptop on a table to keep it from moving around to dizzy others. Annie Lane, oregonlive, "Dear Annie: Use these tips to become a video conferencing pro," 22 Jan. 2021 Place your laptop on a table to keep it from moving around to dizzy others. Annie Lane, oregonlive, "Dear Annie: Use these tips to become a video conferencing pro," 22 Jan. 2021 Place your laptop on a table to keep it from moving around to dizzy others. Annie Lane, oregonlive, "Dear Annie: Use these tips to become a video conferencing pro," 22 Jan. 2021 Place your laptop on a table to keep it from moving around to dizzy others. Annie Lane, oregonlive, "Dear Annie: Use these tips to become a video conferencing pro," 22 Jan. 2021 Place your laptop on a table to keep it from moving around to dizzy others. Annie Lane, oregonlive, "Dear Annie: Use these tips to become a video conferencing pro," 22 Jan. 2021

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First Known Use of dizzy

Adjective

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb

1501, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for dizzy

Adjective

Middle English disy, from Old English dysig stupid; akin to Old High German tusig stupid

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The first known use of dizzy was before the 12th century

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More Definitions for dizzy

dizzy

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of dizzy

: feeling that you are turning around in circles and are going to fall even though you are standing still
: mentally or emotionally upset or confused
: very high

dizzy

adjective
diz·​zy | \ ˈdi-zē How to pronounce dizzy (audio) \
dizzier; dizziest

Kids Definition of dizzy

1 : having the feeling of spinning
2 : causing a feeling of spinning dizzy heights
3 : overwhelmed with emotion Dizzy with the success of his daring, Toad made for the railway station.— Kenneth Grahame, The Wind in the Willows

Other Words from dizzy

dizziness \ ˈdi-​zē-​nəs \ noun

dizzy

adjective
diz·​zy | \ ˈdiz-ē How to pronounce dizzy (audio) \
dizzier; dizziest

Medical Definition of dizzy

1 : having a whirling sensation in the head with a tendency to fall
2 : mentally confused

Other Words from dizzy

dizzily \ ˈdiz-​ə-​lē How to pronounce dizzy (audio) \ adverb

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