- 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 headiness
The deliciousness of the meal and headiness of the wine are almost indescribable.My Week At An Austrian Fat Camp
October 27, 2013
We have to reckon with the headiness and excitability of youth.The American Mind
Did our skepticism, our headiness, our worldliness, threaten to eat us up like a cancer?Whitman
All hope of conciliation was at an end, and, says Walbert, the belligerents went their several ways full of headiness and gall.The Story of Bruges
Hyrel could feel her hot breath through her veil upon his neck, adding to the headiness of the liquor.A Bottle of Old Wine
Richard O. Lewis
There is a vast amount of headiness and high-mindedness abroad, not only in the world, but in the Church.The All-Sufficiency of Christ
Charles Henry Mackintosh
- (of alcoholic drink) intoxicating
- strongly affecting the mind or senses; extremely exciting
- rash; impetuous
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Word Origin and History for headiness
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