Definition of giddiness in English:


Line breaks: gid¦di|ness
Pronunciation: /ˈgɪdɪnəs


[mass noun]
  • 1A sensation of whirling and a tendency to fall or stagger; dizziness: symptoms include nausea, vomiting, and giddiness
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    • The inner ear is the site of origin of giddiness in nearly 90 per cent of patients.
    • I question whether the persistent giddiness I feel around bristlecones is the altitude or a sense of their profound preeminence.
    • Extreme anxiety can cause giddiness, heart palpitations, headaches or stomach disorders.
    dizziness, light-headedness, loss of balance/equilibrium, spinning/swimming of the head; faintness, weakness at the knees, unsteadiness, shakiness, wobbliness; Scottish mirligoes, dwalm
    informal wooziness, legs like jelly, rubbery legs
    technical megrim, sturdy, scotoma
    archaic turnsick
    rare vertiginousness
  • 2A state of excitable frivolity: the fans can be forgiven their giddiness
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    • They bring to mind the pop of Champagne corks, the confetti, the giddiness, the hubbub.
    • His desire to be of service to her only increased her giddiness.
    • They all enjoy themselves to the point of giddiness.

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