AskDefine | Define giddy

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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, lightheaded, silly] [also: giddied, giddiest, giddier]

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Adjective

  1. dizzy, feeling dizzy or unsteady and as if about to fall down
    The man became giddy upon standing up so fast.
  2. causing dizziness: causing dizziness or a feeling of unsteadiness
    They climbed to a giddy height.

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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