Meaning of dizzy in English:


Pronunciation /ˈdɪzi/

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adjectiveadjective dizzier, adjective dizziest

  • 1Having or involving a sensation of spinning around and losing one's balance.

    ‘Jonathan had begun to suffer dizzy spells’
    • ‘he looked around, dizzy with happiness’
    • ‘The physician twirled the patient around so fast and long, at one point, that the patient became dizzy and lost her balance.’
    • ‘In July 1999 he began suffering dizzy spells, resulting in loss of balance, and painful headaches.’
    • ‘With a dizzy head and uncontrollable balance, she took a couple steps towards the kitchen, but she swayed back and forth.’
    • ‘He had begun getting dizzy spells and even lost consciousness at points.’
    • ‘The dizzy spell passed, and he tentatively opened his eyes again.’
    • ‘He experienced considerable headaches, loss of short-term and new memory, loss of concentration and dizzy spells.’
    • ‘Being so close to him made her feel slightly dizzy - in a pleasurable way.’
    • ‘I was beginning to feel slightly dizzy, most likely from loss of blood.’
    • ‘He needed to sit, or he might just get too dizzy to stand.’
    • ‘I tried not to think about it so much because it made my head all dizzy.’
    • ‘I turned around to tell him something in reply, but I suddenly felt very dizzy.’
    • ‘She would close her eyes and spin until she was too dizzy to stand.’
    • ‘His head was still dizzy and his senses clouded, but one thing was for sure in his mind.’
    • ‘Does household cleaning give you headaches, nausea, dizzy spells or sign irritations?’
    • ‘His vision was nearly back to normal, the dizzy spells happened only infrequently.’
    • ‘Peering over the edge behind the shrine, the sheer drop to the valley floor below made me dizzy.’
    • ‘The ache was beginning to impair my vision, making me dizzy and nauseous.’
    • ‘Her mom makes her really mad a lot, and when that happens she'll run into her room and dance until she's dizzy.’
    • ‘She forced herself to move on, but she was dizzy with confusion and lust.’
    • ‘She was so dizzy with happiness, she didn't notice them walk out of the door, she didn't care they were walking through the town.’
    giddy, light-headed, faint, weak, weak at the knees, unsteady, shaky, wobbly, off-balance
    dazed, confused, muddled, befuddled, bewildered, disoriented, disorientated, stupefied, groggy
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    1. 1.1Causing a disorienting sensation of spinning around and losing one's balance.
      ‘a sheer, dizzy drop’
      • ‘a dizzy range of hues’
      • ‘As Chrissy unpacked her bag, Ian knelt on the pillows and looked down at the dizzy drop to the rocks below.’
      • ‘South of that lies the corrie of the pap, Coire na Ciche, taking its name the great rock that gazes down into the dizzy depths below.’
      giddy-making, dizzy-making, causing dizziness, causing giddiness
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    2. 1.2Silly or scatterbrained (typically used of a woman)
      ‘a dizzy blonde’
      • ‘Karen played the dizzy girl who needed help with her bags and needing to be showed to her room.’
      • ‘But perhaps because I'm dark not blonde, such idiotic statements are thought of as one-offs rather than a sign of a naturally dizzy blonde brain.’
      • ‘They first met and became friends six years ago when she was playing Corrie's dizzy blonde barmaid Raquel and he was a top executive at Granada studios.’
      • ‘Yep the dizzy blonde had some friends this week - hallelujah!’
      • ‘So, what has the dizzy blonde been doing, besides the usual clumsy bumping into things, talking rubbish and general silliness?’
      • ‘And now its the weekend, although the dizzy blonde has no friends about and no money to spend.’
      • ‘Backing up would have been the sensible option, but a dizzy blonde is never one to possess much common sense…’
      • ‘The bizarre thing about this scene is Bond playing the dizzy blonde to Moneypenny's quick-thinking control freak.’
      • ‘Even a dizzy blonde like Marilyn suggests something more spiritual with the sadness lurking behind her baby blues.’
      • ‘I am once again a dizzy blonde in Swindon, having returned from my Welsh tour.’
      • ‘Yeah, she was a dizzy, out-of-this-world blonde, but she was great to party with, and great for cheering me up.’
      • ‘The role of Irene could easily have just been put across as simply a dizzy, dumb blonde.’
      • ‘Well… welcome to the chronicles of a dizzy blonde in Plymouth (England).’
      • ‘Does that mean they're dizzy blondes who only care about counting alcohol units and snogging cute guys?’
      • ‘Oh what a dizzy dame you are, my little petal.’
      • ‘Is she afraid of being typecast as a brunette version of these dizzy dames?’
      silly, foolish, giddy, light-headed, scatterbrained, feather-brained, hare-brained, empty-headed, vacuous, stupid, brainless
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verbverb dizzies, verb dizzying, verb dizzied

[with object]
  • Make (someone) feel unsteady, confused, or amazed.

    ‘her nearness dizzied him’
    • ‘Dropping the chair with a clatter, Joel made for the door, his vision dizzying him.’
    • ‘Finally the pain became so bad it dizzied him and he fell to the sand and passed out.’
    • ‘As I walked in the door, the smell of fresh coffee beans and sweet buns dizzied me.’
    • ‘He attacked her from behind, but she back-elbowed him which caught him in the right eye and dizzied him.’
    • ‘Watching him bat even as he was being honoured took the crowd's enthusiasm to dizzying heights.’
    • ‘At times, as you'd expect, the swearing reaches dizzying new heights.’
    • ‘This was an event that took the television ratings of the state-owned channel to dizzying heights.’
    • ‘Still, the great achievement of the novel is its dizzying invention and grotesquerie.’
    • ‘Eventually they reached for the skies and achieved dizzying altitudes.’
    • ‘What laid the basis for the stock market's dizzying ascent was a major, long-term easing of credit.’
    • ‘Sometimes, pure luck carried some of the film stars to dizzying heights in politics.’
    • ‘You can clamber out onto the gently-pitched roof for dizzying views across the lush valley.’
    • ‘He rose to dizzying heights while still a teenager and his movies are still popular.’
    • ‘Be prepared for dizzying diatribes, the full range of human capability and frailty, idiocy and intelligence.’
    • ‘She gasped as she hung there, feeling the first dizzying rush of blood to her head.’
    • ‘She was almost dizzied when the bottle finally stopped, white end pointing directly to her.’
    • ‘The ebb and flow of people around me was almost dizzying.’
    • ‘The targets and justifications for attacking them shift with dizzying rapidity.’
    • ‘Why this dazzling and dizzying array of languages and voices?’
    • ‘She was still under the slightly dizzying spell of this young man.’


    the dizzy heights
    • A position of great importance.

      • ‘the dizzy heights of TV stardom’
      • ‘As he look down upon their rivals from the dizzy heights of pole position, complacency is the only real gremlin to fear.’
      • ‘By Thursday, it had become ‘uncommonly aristocratic’, and last Friday it had reached the dizzy heights of being ‘quintessentially iconoclastic’.’
      • ‘He never reached the dizzy heights of role model, and he seems unlikely to scale them now.’
      • ‘He has swapped the dizzy heights of the Premiership for a relegation dogfight - but is convinced he made the correct decision.’
      • ‘He guided his newly-promoted Portsmouth team to the dizzy heights of the top four.’
      • ‘However, he never reached the dizzy heights of some of his more famous opponents as he always regarded chess as ‘simply a hobby.’’
      • ‘He has brought the society to the dizzy heights of competing and winning at national drama festivals and even competing on the world stage.’
      • ‘Prices hit dizzy heights of $63 for a short period at the time.’
      • ‘Neither the Government nor the media help him reach the dizzy heights of success.’
      • ‘Even when he rose to the dizzy heights of popularity, he remained poor.’


Old English dysig ‘foolish’, of West Germanic origin; related to Low German dusig, dösig ‘giddy’ and Old High German tusic ‘foolish, weak’.