Definitions for giddy
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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"
airheaded, dizzy, empty-headed, featherbrained, giddy, light-headed, lightheaded, sillyadjective
lacking seriousness; given to frivolity
"a dizzy blonde"; "light-headed teenagers"; "silly giggles"
To make dizzy or unsteady.
dizzy, feeling dizzy or unsteady and as if about to fall down
The man became giddy upon standing up so fast.
causing dizziness: causing dizziness or a feeling of unsteadiness
They climbed to a giddy height.
lightheartedly silly, or joyfully elated
The boy was giddy when he opened his birthday presents.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: gidig, Saxon. I know not whether this word may not come from gad, to wander, to be in motion, gad, gid, giddy.
Them rev’ling thus the Tentyrites invade,
By giddy heads and stagg’ring legs betray’d. Nahum Tate, Juvenal.
As Ixion fix’d, the wretch shall feel
The giddy motion of the whirling mill. Alexander Pope.
Our fancies are more giddy and unfirm,
More longing, wavering, sooner lost and won,
Than womens are. William Shakespeare, Twelfth Night.
It may be gnats and flies have their imagination more mutable and giddy, as small birds likewise have. Francis Bacon, N. Hist.
Thanks to giddy chance, which never bears
That mortal bliss should last for length of years,
She cast us headlong from our high estate,
And here in hope of thy return we wait. John Dryden, Fables.
The giddy vulgar, as their fancies guide,
With noise say nothing, and in parts divide. John Dryden, Æn.
You are as giddy and volatile as ever, the reverse of Alexander Pope, who hath always loved a domestick life. Jonathan Swift, to Gay.
The frequent errors of the pathless wood,
The giddy precipice, and the dang’rous flood. Matthew Prior.
The sylphs through mystick mazes guide their way,
Through all the giddy circle they pursue. Alexander Pope.
Too many giddy foolish hours are gone,
And in fantastick measures danc’d away. Nicholas Rowe, Ja. Shore.
How inexcusable are those giddy creatures, who, in the same hour, leap from a parent’s window to a husband’s bed. Clarissa.
As we pac’d along
Upon the giddy footing of the hatches,
Methought that Glo’ster stumbled. William Shakespeare, Rich. III.
Art thou not giddy with the fashion too, that thou hast shifted out of thy tale into telling me of the fashion? William Shakespeare.
Like one of two contending in a prize,
That thinks he hath done well in people’s eyes;
Hearing applause and universal shout,
Giddy in spirit, gazing still in doubt,
Whether those peals of praise be his or no. William Shakespeare.
having in the head a sensation of whirling or reeling about; having lost the power of preserving the balance of the body, and therefore wavering and inclined to fall; lightheaded; dizzy
promoting or inducing giddiness; as, a giddy height; a giddy precipice
bewildering on account of rapid turning; running round with celerity; gyratory; whirling
characterized by inconstancy; unstable; changeable; fickle; wild; thoughtless; heedless
to reel; to whirl
to make dizzy or unsteady
Etymology: [OE. gidi mad, silly, AS. gidig, of unknown origin, cf. Norw. gidda to shake, tremble.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
gid′i, adj. unsteady, dizzy: that causes giddiness: whirling: inconstant: thoughtless.—adv. Gidd′ily.—n. Gidd′iness.—adjs. Gidd′y-head′ed, thoughtless, wanting reflection; Gidd′y-paced (Shak.), moving irregularly. [From A.S. giddian, to sing, be merry, gid, a song.]
The numerical value of giddy in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of giddy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Now when I go on a trip, I look for abandoned buildings, when I see one, I kind of get giddy and want to go in.
Sentiment is very giddy. Valuations are inflated. But that can stay that way for some time.
We were both so happy, so excited, but we tried to stay low-key, like it's no big deal, so we wouldn't look all giddy and silly, if Ed was wearing lipstick, you would have been able to see lipstick smudges on both his ears because that's how big that smile was on him. It was a look I'd never forget.
He that is giddy thinks the world turns round.
You know I was thinking about it coming into here (Koyuk): holy cow we actually stand a good chance of winning the Iditarod, we'll see where we are when the dust settles. I'm not trying to get all giddy just yet.
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- marejador, marejatCatalan, Valencian
- étourdi, étourdissantFrench
- tèt vire, toudiHaitian Creole
- Stephanus ColbertusLatin
- rorohuri, rori, rorohī, aniroroMāori
- lichtzinnig, onbezonnen, duizeligwekkend, duizeligDutch
- головокру, головокружительныйRussian
- vimmelkantig, yrSwedish
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