Definitions for vertiginousvərˈtɪdʒ ə nəs

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ver•tig•i•nousvərˈtɪdʒ ə nəs(adj.)

  1. whirling; spinning; rotary.

  2. affected with vertigo.

    Category: Pathology

  3. liable or threatening to cause vertigo:

    a vertiginous climb.

  4. apt to change quickly; unstable.

Origin of vertiginous:

1600–10; < L vertīginōsus dizzy =vertīgin-, s. of vertīgōvertigo+-ōsus -ous


Princeton's WordNet

  1. dizzy, giddy, woozy, vertiginous(adj)

    having or causing a whirling sensation; liable to falling

    "had a dizzy spell"; "a dizzy pinnacle"; "had a headache and felt giddy"; "a giddy precipice"; "feeling woozy from the blow on his head"; "a vertiginous climb up the face of the cliff"


  1. vertiginous(Adjective)

    Having an aspect of great depth, drawing the eye to look downwards.

  2. vertiginous(Adjective)

    Inducing a feeling of giddiness, vertigo, dizziness or of whirling.

  3. vertiginous(Adjective)

    Pertaining to vertigo (in all its meanings).

  4. vertiginous(Adjective)

    Revolving; rotating; rotatory.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Vertiginous(adj)

    turning round; whirling; rotary; revolving; as, vertiginous motion

  2. Vertiginous(adj)

    affected with vertigo; giddy; dizzy


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