heady

adjective \ ˈhe-dē \
|Updated on: 13 Jun 2018

Definition of heady

headier; headiest
1 a : willful, rash
  • heady opinions
2 a : 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
3 a : marked by or showing good judgment : shrewd, intelligent
b : intellectually stimulating or demanding

headily

play \ˈhe-də-lē\ adverb

headiness

play \ˈhe-dē-nəs\ noun

Examples of heady in a Sentence

  1. The plane soared to heady heights.

  2. They were heady with their newfound success.

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First Known Use of heady

14th century

in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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HEADY Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of heady for English Language Learners

  • : causing feelings of excitement or dizziness : having a powerful effect on your senses

  • : very excited and happy



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