Definition of dizzy in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈdɪzi

adjective (dizzier, dizziest)

1Having or involving a sensation of spinning around and losing one’s balance: Jonathan had begun to suffer dizzy spells figurative he looked around, dizzy with happiness
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  • The physician twirled the patient around so fast and long, at one point, that the patient became dizzy and lost her balance.
  • In July 1999 he began suffering dizzy spells, resulting in loss of balance, and painful headaches.
  • With a dizzy head and uncontrollable balance, she took a couple steps towards the kitchen, but she swayed back and forth.
giddy, light-headed, faint, weak, weak at the knees, unsteady, shaky, wobbly, off-balance; reeling, staggering, tottering, teetering
informal woozy, with legs like jelly, with rubbery legs
dazed, confused, muddled, befuddled, bewildered, disoriented, disorientated, stupefied, groggy
informal woozy, muzzy, dopey, woolly, woolly-headed, not with it, discombobulated
1.1Causing a spinning sensation: a sheer, dizzy drop figurative a dizzy range of hues
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  • As Chrissy unpacked her bag, Ian knelt on the pillows and looked down at the dizzy drop to the rocks below.
  • South of that lies the corrie of the pap, Coire na Ciche, taking its name the great rock that gazes down into the dizzy depths below.
giddy-making, dizzy-making, causing dizziness, causing giddiness
1.2 informal (Of a woman) silly: a dizzy blonde
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  • Karen played the dizzy girl who needed help with her bags and needing to be showed to her room.
  • But perhaps because I'm dark not blonde, such idiotic statements are thought of as one-offs rather than a sign of a naturally dizzy blonde brain.
  • They first met and became friends six years ago when she was playing Corrie's dizzy blonde barmaid Raquel and he was a top executive at Granada studios.
silly, foolish, giddy, light-headed, scatty, scatterbrained, feather-brained, hare-brained, empty-headed, vacuous, stupid, brainless; skittish, flighty, fickle, capricious, whimsical, inconstant
informal dippy, dopey, batty, dotty, nutty
British informal dappy
North American informal ditzy

verb (dizzies, dizzying, dizzied)

[with object] (usually as adjective dizzying) Back to top  
Make (someone) feel unsteady, confused, or amazed: the dizzying rate of change her nearness dizzied him
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  • Dropping the chair with a clatter, Joel made for the door, his vision dizzying him.
  • Finally the pain became so bad it dizzied him and he fell to the sand and passed out.
  • As I walked in the door, the smell of fresh coffee beans and sweet buns dizzied me.


Old English dysig 'foolish', of West Germanic origin; related to Low German dusig, dösig 'giddy' and Old High German tusic 'foolish, weak'.


the dizzy heights

informal A position of great importance: the dizzy heights of TV stardom
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  • As he look down upon their rivals from the dizzy heights of pole position, complacency is the only real gremlin to fear.
  • By Thursday, it had become ‘uncommonly aristocratic’, and last Friday it had reached the dizzy heights of being ‘quintessentially iconoclastic’.
  • He never reached the dizzy heights of role model, and he seems unlikely to scale them now.



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  • But just as these dizzily warped abstractions threatened to become a redundant signature style, Davie discovered a way to move on.
  • The entire experience since they had entered the palace felt surreal, and she wondered dizzily and somewhat vaguely if she was going to faint again.
  • I dizzily pull off my boxer shorts, lose balance and crash into the shower door, which graciously opens and grants me entry into the shower.


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  • It was a light headed feeling, almost dizziness, almost giddiness, and Darryl smiled back elatedly.
  • The paramedic had expected to find a 60-year-old woman suffering from dizziness.
  • She woke up in the morning and complained of severe headache and dizziness.

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