Translation of giddy in Spanish:

giddy

Pronunciation: /ˈgɪdi/

adj (-dier, -diest)

  • 1 1.1 [feeling/sensation] de mareo or aturdimiento he felt giddy se sentía mareado, la cabeza le daba vueltas don't look down, it'll make you giddy no mires hacia abajo que te va a dar vértigo all this talk is making me giddy tanta charla me está confundiendo
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    • She was giddy with delight and has now fallen head over heels for his feline charms.
    • It's a mildly light-headed, giddy sensation that starts in the chest and spreads out through the body and along the limbs.
    • They are giddy with jetlag and an unspecified number of rum swizzles (an evening ritual).
    1.2 (causing dizziness) [speed] vertiginoso eventually I reached the giddy heights of supervisor [ironic/irónico] finalmente me vi encumbrado al puesto de supervisor [ironic/irónico]
  • 2 (silly) [person] atolondrado, tarambana, alocado oh, my giddy aunt! (British English/inglés británico) [colloquial, dated/familiar, anticuado] ¡Ángela María! [colloquial, dated/familiar, anticuado]
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    • I'm giddy as a young girl in a field, and a little anxious.
    • Just as Christy was replacing the phone on the base, Carmen came tearing into the room, giddy as a young schoolgirl, and grabbed Christy's hand.
    • Queen Rosalind peered across the distance of the causeway towards the horizon with the giddy enthusiasm of a young maid about to receive a precious, long anticipated, gift.

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