- intoxicating: a heady wine.
- affecting the mind or senses greatly: heady perfume.
- exciting; exhilarating: the heady news of victory.
- rashly impetuous: heady conduct.
- violent; destructive: heady winds.
- clever; shrewd: a heady scheme to win the election.
Origin of heady
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3. thrilling, stirring, stimulating.
3. depressing, disappointing.
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Examples from the Web for headier
A kid who avoids all TV may have spent more time with headier forms of entertainment.Why the SAT's Reality TV Question is Good for Kids
March 19, 2011
Maybe worrying about the sex lives of congressmen is a luxury, reserved for headier economic times.Death of the Sex Scandal
Louise Roug Bokkenheuser
September 29, 2010
In Lesbos she was emancipated and that made her headier still.
She had drunk of a headier cup, and had known a vaster intoxication.The Book of Susan
Lee Wilson Dodd
His next sentiment, unuttered, was that the soft touch of her hand under his arm was headier than any drink, how ancient soever.The Spenders
Harry Leon Wilson
- (of alcoholic drink) intoxicating
- strongly affecting the mind or senses; extremely exciting
- rash; impetuous
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Word Origin and History for headier
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