Vertiginousness
Vertiginous Ver*tig"i*nous, a. [L. vertiginosus, fr. vertigo a whirling around, giddiness: cf. F. vertigineux. See {Vertig??}.] 1. Turning round; whirling; rotary; revolving; as, vertiginous motion. [1913 Webster]

Some vertiginous whirl of fortune. --De Quincey. [1913 Webster]

2. Affected with vertigo; giddy; dizzy. [1913 Webster]

They [the angels] grew vertiginous, and fell from the battlements of heaven. --Jer. Taylor. [1913 Webster] -- {Ver*tig"i*nous*ly}, adv. -- {Ver*tig"i*nous*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]


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