Definition of woozy in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈwuːzi/

adjective (woozier, wooziest)

Unsteady, dizzy, or dazed: I still felt woozy from all the pills
More example sentences
  • Still a bit woozy, Brian rose unsteadily into a crouch.
  • The hospital released her with the tests proving inconclusive, and warned her to be careful if she was feeling slightly woozy or dizzy.
  • He felt woozy and dizzy as usual in the morning, and he slowly rocked himself forward, and forced himself up.
muzzy, dazed, confused
informal dopey, not with it



Pronunciation: /ˈwuːzɪli/
Example sentences
  • The film version has a softer, woozily sentimental view of the bridal couple; it shows them running through a meadow in ecstatic slow motion - really.
  • Afterward, they gather around the fireplace to drink beer, tell stories, and woozily stroll back to their cabins to sink into cozy loft beds.
  • I'd stumbled out of bed on a cold November morning and was woozily concentrating on inhaling as much tea and cereal as I could before my philosophy class, at eight.


Pronunciation: /ˈwuːzɪnəs/
Example sentences
  • Patients with disequilibrium report feelings of light-headedness, faintness, or wooziness, sometimes involving blackouts.
  • ‘I'm fine’ I muttered, as I grabbed a plate and put my sister's sandwich on it, ignoring the sudden wooziness I felt.
  • If I went to a friend's house only to spend one night there, I would have trouble breathing, clammy palms, and wooziness but never to this degree.


Late 19th century: of unknown origin.

Words that rhyme with woozy

bluesy, boozy, choosy, doozy, floozie, jacuzzi, medusae, newsy, oozy, Pusey, snoozy, Susie, Uzi

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