- Dizzy is defined as feeling lightheaded or dazed as if from spinning.
- An example of dizzy is what you feel after riding a merry-go-round.
- An example of dizzy is the feeling when you’ve heard very exciting news.
- The definition of dizzy is something that is very fast.
An example of dizzy is the fast pace of cars on a racetrack; the dizzy pace..
- having a whirling, dazed sensation; giddy; lightheaded
- causing or likely to cause such a sensation
- confused; bewildered
- Informal silly; foolish; harebrained
Origin: Middle English disi, dusi ; from Old English dysig, foolish ; from Indo-European base an unverified form dhewes-, to eddy, whirl from source deer
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adjective diz·zi·er, diz·zi·est
- Having a whirling sensation and a tendency to fall. See Synonyms at giddy.
- Bewildered or confused.
- a. Producing or tending to produce giddiness: a dizzy height.b. Caused by giddiness; reeling.
- Characterized by impulsive haste; very rapid: “The American language had begun its dizzy onward march before the Revolution” (H.L. Mencken).
- Slang Scatterbrained or silly.
- To make dizzy.
- To confuse or bewilder.
Origin: Middle English dusie, disi, from Old English dysig, foolish.
- dizˈzi·ly adverb
- dizˈzi·ness noun
- dizˈzy·ing·ly adverb