What does dizzy mean?

Definitions for dizzy
ˈdɪz idizzy

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word dizzy.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. dizzy, giddy, woozy, vertiginousadjective

    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"

  2. airheaded, dizzy, empty-headed, featherbrained, giddy, light-headed, lightheaded, sillyverb

    lacking seriousness; given to frivolity

    "a dizzy blonde"; "light-headed teenagers"; "silly giggles"

  3. dizzyverb

    make dizzy or giddy

    "a dizzying pace"


  1. dizzyverb

    To make dizzy, to bewilder.

  2. dizzyadjective

    having a sensation of turning around; giddy; feeling unbalanced or lightheaded.

    I stood up too fast and felt dizzy.

  3. dizzyadjective

    producing giddiness

    We climbed to a dizzy height.

  4. dizzyadjective

    empty-headed, scatterbrained or frivolous

    My new secretary is a dizzy blonde.

  5. Etymology: dysig, probably related to West Frisian dize, (fog).

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. DIZZYadjective

    Etymology: disi, disig, Saxon.

    All on a sudden miserable pain
    Surpriz’d thee, dim thine eyes, and dizzy swam
    In darkness. John Milton, Paradise Lost, b. ii. l. 753.

    How fearful
    And dizzy ’tis to cast one’s eyes so low!
    The crows and choughs that wing the midway air,
    Shew scarce so gross as beetles. William Shakespeare, King Lear.

    What followers, what retinue can’st thou gain?
    Or at thy heels the dizzy multitude,
    Longer than thou can’st feed them on thy cost? John Milton.

  2. To Dizzyverb

    To whirl round; to make giddy.

    Etymology: from the adjective.

    Not the dreadful spout,
    Which shipmen do the hurricano call,
    Shall dizzy with more clamour Neptune’s ear
    In his descent, than shall my prompted sword
    Falling on Diomede. William Shakespeare, Troilus and Cressida.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Dizzy

    having in the head a sensation of whirling, with a tendency to fall; vertiginous; giddy; hence, confused; indistinct

  2. Dizzy

    causing, or tending to cause, giddiness or vertigo

  3. Dizzy

    without distinct thought; unreflecting; thoughtless; heedless

  4. Dizzyverb

    to make dizzy or giddy; to give the vertigo to; to confuse

  5. Etymology: [OE. dusi, disi, desi, foolish, AS. dysig; akin to LG. dsig dizzy, OD. deuzig, duyzig, OHG. tusig foolish, OFries. dusia to be dizzy; LG. dusel dizziness, duselig, dusselig, D. duizelig, dizzy, Dan. dsig drowsy, slepy, dse to make dull, drowsy, ds dullness, drowsiness, and to AS. dws foolish, G. thor fool. 71. Cf. Daze, Doze.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Dizzy

    diz′i, adj. giddy: confused: causing giddiness.—v.t. to make dizzy: to confuse.—adv. Dizz′ily.—n. Dizz′iness, giddiness.—p.adj. Dizz′ying, making dizzy. [A.S. dysig, foolish, allied to dwaes, stupid; cf. Dan. dösig; drowsy; also Daze, Doze.]

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Dizzy

    a nickname given to Benjamin Disraeli.

Editors Contribution

  1. DIZZY

    DIZZY:Someone who is very good,Someone that is talented ,a person who is unusually intelligent,clever or successful especially at an early age.

    Submitted by anonymous on April 24, 2021  

Etymology and Origins

  1. Dizzy

    The nickname of Benjamin Disraeli, afterwards Earl of Beaconsfield, the great political opponent of Mr Gladstone.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of dizzy in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of dizzy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of dizzy in a Sentence

  1. Helen Maroulis:

    I would literally have these personality changes, or these dizzy bouts or vertigo, it was just really challenging to navigate all that.

  2. Scott Murphy:

    She's really sick, she's dizzy. She's not feeling good ... Hopefully, they'll get her processed and we can get her back in our arms.

  3. Darrin Bell:

    All you get from a circular argument is dizzy.

  4. Alishia May:

    Life, like a merry-go-round, may make you dizzy but you have to hold on even in the hardest of times

  5. H. L. Mencken:

    The cosmos is a gigantic flywheel making 10,000 revolutions per minute. Man is a sick fly taking a dizzy ride on it.

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  • шеметен, замаянBulgarian
  • vertiginós, marejatCatalan, Valencian
  • schwindelerregend, schwindeligGerman
  • vertiginoso, mareador, mareadoSpanish
  • گیجPersian
  • tyhmä, huimaavaFinnish
  • vasouillard, étourdissant, tête en l’air, vertigineux, écervelé, vaseuxFrench
  • duizelig, duizelingwekkend, draaierigDutch
  • oszołomionyPolish
  • vertiginoso, tontoPortuguese
  • головокружительныйRussian
  • virrig, snurrig, dimmig, yrselframkallande, yr, svindlande, vimmelkantig, omtöcknad, groggySwedish
  • மயக்கம்Tamil
  • dizzyUrdu

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