- 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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Examples from the Web for heady
The excitement was so heady that soon musicians were standing two and three deep at the bar of the Five Spot nearly every night.The Stacks: John Coltrane’s Mighty Musical Quest
October 18, 2014
Aside from oil, Russia has two great exports: brilliant, heady novelists and captivating dashboard camera videos.Russian Dashcam Car Chase
Alex Chancey, The Daily Beast Video
October 9, 2014
These scenes bring out a strange lightheartedness you would not expect going into a film with such a heady synopsis.'Rosewater' Review: Jon Stewart's Clumsy but Earnest Directorial Debut
September 9, 2014
Though I was physically exhausted, my mind was filled with the heady, mysterious events of the day.Real Life Lazarus: When Patients Rise From the Dead
August 21, 2014
The last six years have often been heady for someone who cares about progressive political movements.Progressive-palooza: On Obama, Occupy, and Moral Monday
July 5, 2014
It was heady, this island of the south—heady in the summer-time.The Call of the Blood
Robert Smythe Hichens
You can get up two bottles of our Lunel—at two francs—the heady kind.Germinie Lacerteux
Edmond and Jules de Goncourt
Maybe the ozone and the other additives in your shelter air are too heady for me.The Creature from Cleveland Depths
Fritz Reuter Leiber
She started, looked at him thoughtfully, and smiled a heady smile.The Goose Man
The odour of the burning leaves was heady, a superdistillate of memories.Stubble
- (of alcoholic drink) intoxicating
- strongly affecting the mind or senses; extremely exciting
- rash; impetuous