Dizzier
Dizzy Diz"zy (d[i^]z"z[y^]), a. [Compar. {Dizzier} (d[i^]z"z[i^]*[~e]r); superl. {Dizziest}.] [OE. dusi, disi, desi, foolish, AS. dysig; akin to LG. d["u]sig dizzy, OD. deuzig, duyzig, OHG. tusig foolish, OFries. dusia to be dizzy; LG. dusel dizziness, duselig, dusselig, D. duizelig, dizzy, Dan. d["o]sig drowsy, slepy, d["o]se to make dull, drowsy, d["o]s dullness, drowsiness, and to AS. dw[=ae]s foolish, G. thor fool. [root]71. Cf. {Daze}, {Doze}.] 1. Having in the head a sensation of whirling, with a tendency to fall; vertiginous; giddy; hence, confused; indistinct. [1913 Webster]

Alas! his brain was dizzy. --Drayton. [1913 Webster]

2. Causing, or tending to cause, giddiness or vertigo. [1913 Webster]

To climb from the brink of Fleet Ditch by a dizzy ladder. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]

3. Without distinct thought; unreflecting; thoughtless; heedless. ``The dizzy multitude.'' --Milton. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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