\ ˈhe-dē How to pronounce heady (audio) \
headier; headiest

Definition of heady

1a : willful, rash heady opinions
2a : tending to intoxicate or make giddy or elated heady wine being in such distinguished company was a heady experience
b : giddy, exhilarated heady with his success
c : rich a heady sauce a heady variety
d : impressive a man of heady accomplishments
3a : marked by or showing good judgment : shrewd, intelligent
b : intellectually stimulating or demanding

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Other Words from heady

headily \ ˈhe-​də-​lē How to pronounce headily (audio) \ adverb
headiness \ ˈhe-​dē-​nəs How to pronounce headiness (audio) \ noun

Examples of heady in a Sentence

The plane soared to heady heights. They were heady with their newfound success.

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Previous SlideNext Slide Gameplay so easy, a politician could do it Despite the complex and heady inspirations behind both gameplay and theme, Mapmaker is simple in its premise and setup—the player with the most districts wins. Nathan Mattise, Ars Technica, "Mapmaker: The Gerrymandering game that puts the fun in undermining democracy," 19 Aug. 2019 This is all heady stuff for a film that came out on a holiday weekend. Noel Murray, latimes.com, "Revisiting ‘Forrest Gump’ at 25 — what made it a cultural phenomenon," 2 July 2019 Multiple European and African languages, often untranslated, cascade from the stage; the music, composed by Philip Miller and Thuthuka Sibisi (who also conducted), is a similarly heady mixture, with marching songs, hymns, African dances, and sirens. Heidi Waleson, WSJ, "‘The Head & the Load’ and ‘Greek’ Reviews," 10 Dec. 2018 Now the sport’s ultimate test has come around again, and, in what should have been a perfect confluence of timing, Pulisic has blossomed into a world class performer who belongs in such heady company. Martin Rogers, USA TODAY, "Christian Pulisic: USMNT missing out on World Cup 'will always hurt'," 12 June 2018 His most famous dish was truffle soup VGE, a heady mixture of truffles and foie gras in chicken broth, baked in a single-serving bowl covered in puff pastry. William Grimes, The Seattle Times, "Paul Bocuse, globe-trotting master of French cuisine, dies," 20 Jan. 2018 The whirl of trench coats and cocktails and midnight meetings on park benches has the heady whiff of classic old-fashioned spy storytelling, but filtered, too, through Prescott’s thoroughly modern lens. Leah Greenblatt, EW.com, "The Secrets We Kept is a crackling, female-centered spy thriller rooted in real life," 28 Aug. 2019 This Alabama middle linebacker group already lacked depth entering camp with Moses back as a starter and fifth-year senior Joshua McMillon stepping in as a heady veteran. Michael Casagrande | Mcasagrande@al.com, al, "What Dylan Moses injury means for Alabama, how Nick Saban will respond," 28 Aug. 2019 In heady times, Dulos built for the 1 percent and pursued the same lifestyle. Josh Kovner, courant.com, "Chemistry and calm, then loneliness and turbulence in the marriage of missing New Canaan mother Jennifer Farber Dulos," 23 June 2019

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First Known Use of heady

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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English Language Learners Definition of heady

: causing feelings of excitement or dizziness : having a powerful effect on your senses
: very excited and happy

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