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DIZZY (dizzied, dizzier, dizziest)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does dizzy mean? 

DIZZY (adjective)
  The adjective DIZZY has 2 senses:

1. having or causing a whirling sensation; liable to falling
2. lacking seriousness; given to frivolity

  Familiarity information: DIZZY used as an adjective is rare.


DIZZY (verb)
  The verb DIZZY has 1 sense:

1. make dizzy or giddy

  Familiarity information: DIZZY used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


DIZZY (adjective)


Sense 1dizzy [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Having or causing a whirling sensation; liable to falling

Synonyms:

dizzy; giddy; vertiginous; woozy

Context examples:

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

Similar:

ill; sick (affected by an impairment of normal physical or mental function)


Sense 2dizzy [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Lacking seriousness; given to frivolity

Synonyms:

airheaded; empty-headed; featherbrained; silly; lightheaded; light-headed; giddy; dizzy

Context examples:

a dizzy blonde / light-headed teenagers / silly giggles

Similar:

frivolous (not serious in content or attitude or behavior)


DIZZY (verb)


Sense 1dizzy [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Make dizzy or giddy

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Context example:

a dizzying pace

Hypernyms (to "dizzy" is one way to...):

alter; change; modify (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s somebody


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