\ 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 heady (audio) \ adverb
headiness \ ˈhe-​dē-​nəs How to pronounce heady (audio) \ noun

Examples of heady in a Sentence

The plane soared to heady heights. They were heady with their newfound success.
Recent Examples on the Web The fruity sweetness of muddled strawberry, grapefruit and elderflower counter the heady gin component. Joanna O'leary, Chron, "Houston's best spring gin cocktails," 23 Apr. 2021 As the country grapples with deaths, and shortages of oxygen, vaccine, and drugs, parts of the country are also in the midst of a heady political battle. Manavi Kapur, Quartz, "Modi’s Twitter feed is a live example of the paradox in India’s Covid-19 battle," 22 Apr. 2021 Over the past year, the pandemic heightened a venture-capital environment that was already heady. Heather Somerville, WSJ, "Silicon Valley’s Deal Machine Is Cranking: ‘I’ve Never Seen It This Frenzied’," 21 Apr. 2021 Hailed by most as the gold standard of stoner flicks, this perennial Cheech and Chong comedy established these two nimrods in the mainstream, grossing a heady $44 million at the box office. Ben Flanagan | Bflanagan@al.com, al, "Stoner movies: The 10 best to fire up every 4/20," 20 Apr. 2021 Sure, it was already known, but replicating a significant scientific principle just by playing with small numbers is an immensely heady and joyful experience. Quanta Magazine, "The Puzzling Power of Simple Arithmetic," 20 Apr. 2021 The weekend carnage came after a heady period for the industry that saw the value of all coins surge past $2.25 trillion amid a frenzy of demand for all things crypto in the run-up to Coinbase’s direct listing on Wednesday. Fortune, "Dogecoin is up, defying the weekend trend that sank Bitcoin and Ether," 19 Apr. 2021 The ’70s came to be known as a decade of artistic pluralism, and Grundberg astutely conveys the heady atmosphere of a New York affordable enough to be a home for experimenting artists and gallerists. Washington Post, "The art of the photograph; the photograph as art," 16 Apr. 2021 The heady growth forecasts feel far away for Nikita Jagad, who was out of work for over eight months. New York Times, "Covid-19 Pushes India’s Middle Class Toward Poverty," 16 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of heady

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

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“Heady.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/heady. Accessed 11 May. 2021.

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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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