[ diz-ee ]
/ ˈdɪz i /
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adjective, diz·zi·er, diz·zi·est.
having a sensation of whirling and a tendency to fall; giddy; vertiginous.
causing giddiness or confusion: a dizzy height.
verb (used with object), diz·zied, diz·zy·ing.
to make dizzy.
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Origin of dizzy
First recorded before 900; Middle English dysy, Old English dysig “foolish”; cognate with Low German düsig “stupefied”
OTHER WORDS FROM dizzydiz·zi·ly, adverbdiz·zi·ness, noun
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How to use dizzy in a sentence
Like Number Two, The Village itself is dizzily disorienting.The Prisoner's Dilemmas|Jace Lacob|November 12, 2009|DAILY BEAST
It was nearly as difficult to go back, but he managed to turn slowly and dizzily and reach the shore he had just left.Gold-Seeking on the Dalton Trail|Arthur R. Thompson
He buckled dizzily with weakness and nausea, but then an invisible force jolted him upright and motionless.Restricted Tool|Malcolm B. Morehart
Forrester watched the body spin dizzily, just as anxious as the girls were to find out who the first winner was going to be.Pagan Passions|Gordon Randall Garrett
First on one wing-tip, and then on the other, we corkscrewed dizzily down.
This time she laughed softly, and Mike thought dizzily of the gay chiming of silver bells.Unwise Child|Gordon Randall Garrett
British Dictionary definitions for dizzy
/ (ˈdɪzɪ) /
adjective -zier or -ziest
affected with a whirling or reeling sensation; giddy
mentally confused or bewildered
causing or tending to cause vertigo or bewilderment
informal foolish or flighty
verb -zies, -zying or -zied
(tr) to make dizzy
Derived forms of dizzydizzily, adverbdizziness, noun
Word Origin for dizzy
Old English dysig silly; related to Old High German tusīg weak, Old Norse dos quiet
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