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

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 See More
Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective My mother, who is Jamaican and immigrated to the United States in the late 1970s, raised me in suburban New Jersey in the mid-’90s, where carnivals involved funnel cake and getting dizzy on amusement rides like the Zipper. Natalie Meade, Vogue, 14 July 2022 Meadows felt dizzy all the time and experienced a false sense his surroundings were spinning. Evan Petzold, Detroit Free Press, 11 June 2022 Officers later stated, according to the suit, McBride appeared mentally altered, appeared to be dizzy, and had difficulty walking straight. Eplunus Colvin, Arkansas Online, 11 May 2022 Many will experience severe cramping and feel nauseated and dizzy, as Laura did. Stephania Taladrid, The New Yorker, 13 June 2022 His sister-in-law also became dizzy and found herself on her hands and knees, vomiting up her dinner. Julian Mark, Anchorage Daily News, 21 Apr. 2022 His sister-in-law also became dizzy and found herself on her hands and knees, vomiting up her dinner. Washington Post, 21 Apr. 2022 There are two individuals who quit early; one of them fainted, and the other got dizzy and was on the verge of fainting. Alex Hutchinson, Outside Online, 25 Nov. 2020 Desnos, also 18, passed out the next day, and felt dizzy and had hot flashes while at a fast food restaurant. Fox News, 2 June 2022 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Bricks began to lift and dizzy around the cylindrical walls. Karen Russell, The New Yorker, 4 Oct. 2021 Hours later, Prasad found Bun, dizzy with fever and lying on a bench outside the Salesforce Transit Center in SoMa. Rachel Swan, San Francisco Chronicle, 21 Sep. 2021 The speedy Schenectady locomotives made record-keepers dizzy by breaking one record after another. Wayne Whittaker, Popular Mechanics, 26 Aug. 2021 This seems like common sense, but occasionally someone decides to pick up their laptop or phone and roam around their home or office while talking — making everyone else dizzy. Ethan Rasiel, Forbes, 13 May 2021 Nothing else witty to say just dizzy with gratitude that GOLD DIGGERS found its way to a team that believes in it! NBC News, 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, 9 Apr. 2021 Place your laptop on a table to keep it from moving around to dizzy others. Annie Lane, oregonlive, 22 Jan. 2021 Place your laptop on a table to keep it from moving around to dizzy others. Annie Lane, oregonlive, 22 Jan. 2021 See More

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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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More Definitions for dizzy

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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