dizzy
I. adjective (dizzier; -est) Etymology: Middle English disy, from Old English dysig stupid; akin to Old High German tusig stupid Date: before 12th century 1. foolish, silly 2. a. having a whirling sensation in the head with a tendency to fall b. mentally confused 3. a. causing giddiness or mental confusion <
dizzy heights
>
b. caused by or marked by giddiness c. extremely rapid <
prices climbing at a dizzy rate
>
dizzily adverbdizziness noun II. transitive verb (dizzied; dizzying) Date: 1501 1. to make dizzy or giddy 2. bewilder <
disasters that dizzy the mind
>
dizzyingly adverb

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