adjective, diz·zi·er, diz·zi·est.
verb (used with object), diz·zied, diz·zy·ing.
Origin of dizzy
Examples from the Web for dizziness
Just pay attention to potential side effects such as dizziness or nausea.
Should thrombosis occur in this anatomic area, a patient might have headaches, dizziness, or even stroke-like symptoms.How Serious Is Hillary Clinton’s Blood Clot and Hospitalization?|Kent Sepkowitz|December 31, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Ultimately, headaches, dizziness, and diarrhea sent her diving into a pizza.
Modafinil does sometimes have side effects, including rashes, headaches, dizziness, and nausea.
They made a sort of shuddering veil, almost recalling the dizziness of a cinematograph.The Man Who Was Thursday|G. K. Chesterton
With a strong effort she dispelled the dizziness that had almost overpowered her, and held herself erect.For the Term of His Natural Life|Marcus Clarke
Any one who is at all subject to dizziness would do very wrong in attempting this feat, for he might be lost without remedy.A Visit to the Holy Land, Egypt, and Italy|Ida Pfeiffer
It was mingled with a curious buzzing and a dizziness that made him grip his chair lest it pitch him to the floor.In a Little Town|Rupert Hughes
Confusion and dizziness tormented her brain; her head burned like a volcano.The Marquis of Pealta (Marta y Mara)|Armando Palacio Valds
British Dictionary definitions for dizziness
adjective -zier or -ziest
verb -zies, -zying or -zied
Word Origin for dizzy
Word Origin and History for dizziness (1 of 3)
Old English dysig "foolish, stupid," from Proto-Germanic *dusijaz (cf. Low German düsig "dizzy," Dutch duizelen "to be dizzy," Old High German dusig "foolish," German Tor "fool," Old English dwæs, Dutch dwaas "foolish"), perhaps from PIE *dheu- (1) "dust, vapor, smoke; to rise in a cloud" (and related notions of "defective perception or wits").
Meaning "having a whirling sensation" is from mid-14c.; that of "giddy" is from c.1500 and seems to merge the two earlier meanings. Used of the "foolish virgins" in early translations of Matthew xxv; used especially of blondes since 1870s. Related: Dizzily.
Word Origin and History for dizziness (2 of 3)
Old English dysigan, from source of dizzy (adj.). Related: Dizzied; dizzying.