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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dizzy  \Diz"zy\  (d[i^]z"z[y^]),  a.  [Compar.  {Dizzier} 
  (-z[i^]*[~e]r);  superl.  {Dizziest}.]  [OE.  dusi,  disi,  desi, 
  foolish,  AS  dysig;  akin  to  LG  d["u]sig  dizzy,  OD  deuzig 
  duyzig  OHG.  tusig  foolish,  OFries  dusia  to  be  dizzy;  LG 
  dusel  dizziness,  duselig  dusselig  D.  duizelig  dizzy,  Dan. 
  d["o]sig  drowsy,  slepy,  d["o]se  to  make  dull,  drowsy,  d["o]s 
  dullness,  drowsiness,  and  to  AS  dw[=ae]s  foolish,  G.  thor 
  fool.  [root]71.  Cf  {Daze},  {Doze}.] 
  1.  Having  in  the  head  a  sensation  of  whirling,  with  a 
  tendency  to  fall;  vertiginous;  giddy;  hence  confused; 
  indistinct. 
 
  Alas!  his  brain  was  dizzy.  --Drayton. 
 
  2.  Causing,  or  tending  to  cause  giddiness  or  vertigo. 
 
  To  climb  from  the  brink  of  Fleet  Ditch  by  a  dizzy 
  ladder.  --Macaulay. 
 
  3.  Without  distinct  thought;  unreflecting  thoughtless; 
  heedless.  ``The  dizzy  multitude.''  --Milton. 




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