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dizzy

adjective diz·zy \ ˈdi-zē \
Updated on: 9 Nov 2017

Definition of dizzy

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

dizzily

play \ˈdi-zə-lē\ adverb

dizziness

play \-zē-nəs\ noun

Examples of dizzy in a Sentence

  1. The children were dizzy after spinning in circles.

  2. I'm feeling a bit weak and dizzy. I think I'm having a dizzy spell.

  3. Complex math problems make me dizzy.

  4. looking down from dizzy heights

  5. Prices rose at a dizzy rate.

  6. the dizzy pace of our lives

Recent Examples of dizzy from the Web

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Origin and Etymology of dizzy

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

dizzy Synonyms

Synonyms
aswoon, giddy, light-headed, reeling, swimmy, vertiginous, whirling, woozy
Antonyms
clearheaded, unconfused
Related Words
faint, weak; addled, befuddled, confused, dazed, groggy
Near Antonyms
clearheaded; stable, steady

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dizzy

verb

Definition of dizzy

dizzied; dizzying
transitive verb
1 :to make dizzy or giddy
2 :bewilder
  • disasters that dizzy the mind

dizzyingly

play \-zē-iŋ-lē\ adverb

Recent Examples of dizzy from the Web

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First Known Use of dizzy

1501


DIZZY Defined for Kids

dizzy

adjective diz·zy \ ˈdi-zē \

Definition of dizzy for Students

dizzier; dizziest
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

dizziness

\ˈdi-zē-nəs\ noun

Medical Dictionary

dizzy

adjective diz·zy \ ˈdiz-ē \

medical Definition of dizzy

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

dizzily

play \ˈdiz-ə-lē\ adverb


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