Light-headedness
Light-headed Light"-head`ed (l[imac]t"h[e^]d`[e^]d), a. 1. Disordered in the head; dizzy; feeling faint; delirious. [WordNet sense 1] --Walpole.

Syn: faint, swooning, lightheaded. [1913 Webster + WordNet 1.5]

2. Thoughtless; heedless; volatile; unsteady; fickle; loose; lacking seriousness; given to frivolity; as, light-headed teenagers. [WordNet sense 2] ``Light-headed, weak men.'' --Clarendon.

Syn: airheaded, dizzy, empty-headed, featherbrained, giddy, lightheaded, silly. [1913 Webster + WordNet 1.5] -- {Light"-head`ed*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • light-headedness — light head·ed·ness …   English syllables

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