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 For the first time ever, Richard Grant of San Diego felt dizzy during a recent trip to Disneyland and Disney California Adventure. Los Angeles Times, 1 June 2021 Then, a patient from her unit tested positive for COVID-19. By April 7, 2020, Castor began feeling dizzy and weak. Paulina Cachero, Time, 30 May 2021 Are they not also made dizzy, if not weary, by this unacknowledged journey? Kimberly Drew, Curbed, 20 Apr. 2021 Kingery, who ran into the wall chasing a fly ball, later felt dizzy and will be evaluated. Mark Didtler, Star Tribune, 16 May 2021 The 11 people reported feeling nauseous and dizzy after they were vaccinated, Colorado health officials said. Rebekah Riess, Joe Sutton And Scottie Andrew, CNN, 8 Apr. 2021 For the Fab Four, the world was their dizzy, seductive oyster. Michael Phillips, chicagotribune.com, 6 Apr. 2021 The nurse lay in bed this month, coughing, wheezing and dizzy with fever. BostonGlobe.com, 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, 25 Feb. 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb 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 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 Place your laptop on a table to keep it from moving around to dizzy others. Annie Lane, oregonlive, 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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“Dizzy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dizzy. Accessed 23 Jun. 2021.

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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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