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[lahyt-hed-id] /ˈlaɪtˈhɛd ɪd/
giddy, dizzy, or delirious:
After two drinks Pat began to feel lightheaded.
having or showing a frivolous or volatile disposition; thoughtless:
lightheaded persons.
Origin of lightheaded
First recorded in 1530-40; light2 + head + -ed3
Related forms
lightheadedly, adverb
lightheadedness, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • As the sickness grew on him, the lightheaded intervals became more frequent.

    The Highgrader William MacLeod Raine
  • To be swinging like monkeys from a perch, and ye half sick and lightheaded!

    Killykinick Mary T. Waggaman
  • In the night he was lightheaded, and all his talk was about you.

  • I verily believe that at times I was lightheaded in a sort of languid way.

    Some Reminiscences Joseph Conrad
  • The captain saw at once that Jack was lightheaded and he humored him.

    The Highgrader William MacLeod Raine
  • She was possessed of a strange, almost a lightheaded feeling.

    Missy Dana Gatlin
  • As he said he had an intuition, and it had risen to a sort of lightheaded certainty.

    The Man Who Was Thursday G. K. Chesterton
  • Of course it was a risky climb, and no lightheaded person could ever dream of taking it.

  • Then he told himself that he was lightheaded and hysterical and that he had better wonder what would actually be written.

    The Fortieth Door Mary Hastings Bradley

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