Origin of vertiginous
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His prophecy kicked off a vertiginous frenzy of doomsaying, and he was thrown in jail by fearful Bolognese officials.The Volcano That Rewrote History
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Would she have prevented him from ever scaling his vertiginous Peak?The Golden Bowl
"You raise me to vertiginous heights," said Amaldi in the same tone.Shadows of Flames
Amid this vertiginous tempest of tones Debora danced the Dance of Space.Visionaries
The vertiginous noise in the ears has been explained in Section XX.Zoonomia, Vol. I
With a sudden bound that was meant to take it unaware, he was off, along the crest, at vertiginous speed.The Trimming of Goosie
- of, relating to, or having vertigo
- producing dizziness
- changeable; unstable
C17: from Latin vertīginōsus, from vertigo
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Word Origin and History for vertiginous
c.1600, "of the nature of vertigo," from French vertigineux, from Latin vertiginosus "suffering from dizziness," from vertigo (see vertigo).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- Affected by vertigo; dizzy.
- Tending to produce vertigo.
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