light-headed
adjective Date: 1537 1. mentally disoriented ; dizzy 2. lacking in maturity or seriousness ; frivolouslight-headedly adverblight-headedness noun

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  • 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; …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • light-headed — adj unable to think clearly or move steadily, for example during a fever or after drinking alcohol = ↑dizzy ▪ The sun and the wine had made him a little light headed. >light headedness n [U] …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • light-headed — also lightheaded, dizzy, 1530s; from LIGHT (Cf. light) (adj.1) + HEAD (Cf. head) (n.). Related: Light headedness …   Etymology dictionary

  • light-headed — [adj] silly; feeling faint changeable, delirious, dizzy, empty, featherbrained*, fickle, flighty, flippant, foolish, frivolous, gaga*, giddy, harebrained*, hazy, punchy*, reeling, rocky, scatterbrained*, shallow, superficial, swimming, swimmy,… …   New thesaurus

  • light-headed — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ dizzy and slightly faint …   English terms dictionary

  • light-headed — adjective 1. lacking seriousness; given to frivolity (Freq. 1) a dizzy blonde light headed teenagers silly giggles • Syn: ↑airheaded, ↑dizzy, ↑empty headed, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • light-headed — /ˈlaɪt hɛdəd/ (say luyt heduhd) adjective 1. having or showing a frivolous or volatile disposition: light headed persons. 2. giddy, dizzy, drunk, or delirious: *Lately the heat was making her sometimes a little light headed –nourma handford, 1953 …   Australian English dictionary

  • light-headed — adj. VERBS ▪ be, feel ▪ become ▪ make sb ▪ The wine had made him a little light headed. ADVERB ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

  • light-headed — ADJ GRADED: usu v link ADJ If you feel light headed, you feel rather unsteady and strange, for example because you are ill or because you have drunk too much alcohol. If you skip breakfast, your blood sugar level will drop and you will probably… …   English dictionary

  • light-headed — adjective unable to think clearly or move steadily, for example during a fever or after drinking alcohol; dizzy (1): The sun and the wine had made him a little light headed. light headedness noun (U) …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • light-headed — adj 1. frivolous, flyaway, fanciful, trifling, trivial, petty; scatterbrained, featherheaded, featherbrained, rattlebrained, harebrained, bird brained; inane, silly, foolish, kiddish, childish, immature, irresponsible; shallow, superficial, light …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

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