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giddy


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Giddy  \Gid"dy\,  a.  [Compar.  {Giddier};  superl.  {Giddiest}.]  [OE. 
  gidi  mad,  silly,  AS  gidig  of  unknown  origin,  cf  Norw. 
  gidda  to  shake,  tremble.] 
  1.  Having  in  the  head  a  sensation  of  whirling  or  reeling 
  about  having  lost  the  power  of  preserving  the  balance  of 
  the  body,  and  therefore  wavering  and  inclined  to  fall; 
  lightheaded;  dizzy. 
 
  By  giddy  head  and  staggering  legs  betrayed.  --Tate. 
 
  2.  Promoting  or  inducing  giddiness;  as  a  giddy  height;  a 
  giddy  precipice.  --Prior. 
 
  Upon  the  giddy  footing  of  the  hatches.  --Shak. 
 
  3.  Bewildering  on  account  of  rapid  turning;  running  round 
  with  celerity;  gyratory;  whirling. 
 
  The  giddy  motion  of  the  whirling  mill.  --Pope. 
 
  4.  Characterized  by  inconstancy;  unstable;  changeable; 
  fickle;  wild;  thoughtless;  heedless.  ``Giddy,  foolish 
  hours.''  --Rowe.  ``Giddy  chance.''  --Dryden. 
 
  Young  heads  are  giddy  and  young  hearts  are  warm. 
  --Cowper. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Giddy  \Gid"dy\,  v.  i. 
  To  reel;  to  whirl.  --Chapman. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Giddy  \Gid"dy\,  v.  t. 
  To  make  dizzy  or  unsteady.  [Obs.] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  giddy 
  adj  1:  having  or  causing  a  whirling  sensation;  liable  to  falling; 
  "had  a  dizzy  spell";  "a  dizzy  pinnacle";  "had  a 
  headache  and  felt  giddy";  "a  giddy  precipice"; 
  "feeling  woozy  from  the  blow  on  his  head";  "a 
  vertiginous  climb  up  the  face  of  the  cliff"  [syn:  {dizzy}, 
  {woozy},  {vertiginous}] 
  2:  lacking  seriousness;  given  to  frivolity;  "a  dizzy  blonde"; 
  "light-headed  teenagers";  "silly  giggles"  [syn:  {airheaded}, 
  {dizzy},  {empty-headed},  {featherbrained},  {light-headed}, 
  {silly}] 




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