vertiginous

  • 1 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… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 vertiginous — (adj.) c.1600, of the nature of vertigo, from Fr. vertigineux, from L. vertiginosus suffering from dizziness, from vertigo (see VERTIGO (Cf. vertigo)) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 3 vertiginous — *giddy, dizzy, swimming, dazzled Analogous words: reeling, whirling, staggering, tottering (see REEL) …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 4 vertiginous — ► ADJECTIVE 1) causing vertigo, especially by being extremely high or steep. 2) relating to or affected by vertigo. DERIVATIVES vertiginously adverb …

    English terms dictionary

  • 5 vertiginous — [vər tij′ə nəs] adj. [L vertiginosus] 1. of, affected by, or causing vertigo; dizzy or dizzying 2. whirling about; spinning 3. marked by quick or frequent change; unstable vertiginously adv …

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  • 6 vertiginous — vertiginously, adv. vertiginousness, n. /veuhr tij euh neuhs/, adj. 1. whirling; spinning; rotary: vertiginous currents of air. 2. affected with vertigo; dizzy. 3. liable or threatening to cause vertigo: a vertiginous climb. 4. apt to change… …

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  • 7 vertiginous — adjective Etymology: Latin vertiginosus, from vertigin , vertigo Date: 1608 1. a. characterized by or suffering from vertigo or dizziness b. inclined to frequent and often pointless change ; inconstant 2. causing or tending to cause dizziness <… …

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  • 8 vertiginous — [[t]vɜː(r)tɪ̱ʤɪnəs[/t]] ADJ: usu ADJ n A vertiginous cliff or mountain is very high and steep. [LITERARY] ...vertiginous cliffs that rise out of the Baltic …

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  • 9 vertiginous — adjective formal a vertiginous place or position makes you feel ill because it is so high: a vertiginous drop to the valley below …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 10 vertiginous — ver|tig|i|nous [və:ˈtıdʒınəs US və:r ] adj formal [Date: 1600 1700; : Latin; Origin: vertiginosus, from vertigo; VERTIGO] so high that you feel sick and ↑dizzy ▪ a vertiginous drop to the valley below …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 11 vertiginous — ver•tig•i•nous [[t]vərˈtɪdʒ ə nəs[/t]] adj. 1) whirling; spinning; rotary 2) pat affected with vertigo 3) liable or threatening to cause vertigo: a vertiginous climb[/ex] 4) apt to change quickly; unstable • Etymology: 1600–10; < L… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 12 vertiginous — adjective a) Having an aspect of great depth, drawing the eye to look downwards. b) Inducing a feeling of giddiness, vertigo, dizziness or of whirling …

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  • 13 vertiginous — Relating to or suffering from vertigo. * * * ver·tig·i·nous (.)vər tij ə nəs adj of, relating to, characterized by, or affected with vertigo or dizziness …

    Medical dictionary

  • 14 vertiginous — I (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. whirling, dizzying, spinning; see turning 1 . II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) a. causing vertigo, dizzy, dizzying, *making one s head spin, whirling, reeling. ANT.: steady, calm III (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective 1.… …

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  • 15 vertiginous — ver|tig|i|nous [ vɜr tıdʒınəs ] adjective FORMAL 1. ) in, or seen from, an extremely high place 2. ) suffering from vertigo …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 16 vertiginous — ver·tig·i·nous || vÉœr tɪdʒɪnÉ™s /vɜː adj. causing a dizzying feeling; spinning about an axis; dizzy; changeable …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 17 vertiginous — [və: tɪdʒɪnəs] adjective extremely high or steep. ↘relating to or affected by vertigo. Derivatives vertiginously adverb …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 18 vertiginous — a. 1. Whirling, rotary, rotatory. 2. Dizzy, giddy …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 19 vertiginous — adj 1. whirling, spinning, gyrating, wheeling, rotary, rotatory, circumrotatory. 2. dizzy, light headed, Inf. whoozy, Pathol. giddy, reeling …

    A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • 20 vertiginous — ver·tig·i·nous …

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