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 happinessMore example sentences
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• rare vertiginousdazed, confused, muddled, befuddled, bewildered, disoriented, disorientated, stupefied, groggy
- 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.
- 1.1Causing a spinning sensation: a sheer, dizzy drop • figurative a dizzy range of huesMore example sentences
- 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.
- 1.2 • informal (Of a woman) silly: a dizzy blondeMore example sentences
- 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.
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 himMore example sentences
- 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.
the dizzy heights
- • informal A position of great importance: the dizzy heights of TV stardomMore example sentences
- 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.
Old English dysig 'foolish', of West Germanic origin; related to Low German dusig, dösig 'giddy' and Old High German tusic 'foolish, weak'.