adjective (woozier; -est) Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1897 1. mentally unclear or hazy <
seems a little woozy, not quite knowing what to say — J. A. Lukacs
2. affected with dizziness, mild nausea, or weakness 3. having a soft, indistinct, or unfocused quality ; vague, fuzzy <
woozy…prose and vaguely beneficent statements — Roz Kaveney
woozily adverbwooziness noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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