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.
- head·i·ly, adverb
- head·i·ness, noun
- o·ver·head·i·ness, noun
- o·ver·head·y, adjective
- un·head·y, adjective
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How to use heady in a sentence
It’s a heady time for startups making vehicles powered by anything other than hydrocarbons, and the SPAC wave has hit it hard.With a reported deal in the wings for Joby Aviation, electric aircraft soars to $10B business | Jonathan Shieber | February 12, 2021 | TechCrunch
This super-simple recipe wraps a heady mix of coffee, pecans and dates in chocolate.This Valentine’s Day, we couldn’t help but wonder, which ‘Sex and the City’ character will you most eat like? | Kari Sonde | February 11, 2021 | Washington Post
The brief, heady rally made traders sit up and buy GameStop stock the world over.Three reasons why the GameStop saga couldn’t have unfolded outside the US | Samanth Subramanian | February 5, 2021 | Quartz
The company is targeting the public markets at a particularly heady time for new offerings, with investors embracing venture-backed IPOs throughout late 2020 and the start of 2021.
To those of us who made our way through rush-hour traffic on the Beltway to Landover and the no-longer-standing Capital Centre, those were heady times.K.C. Jones was a winner everywhere he went, including his time coaching the Bullets | George Solomon | December 26, 2020 | Washington Post
The excitement was so heady that soon musicians were standing two and three deep at the bar of the Five Spot nearly every night.
Aside from oil, Russia has two great exports: brilliant, heady novelists and captivating dashboard camera videos.
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 | Alex Suskind | September 9, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
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 | Sandeep Jauhar | August 21, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The last six years have often been heady for someone who cares about progressive political movements.Progressive-palooza: On Obama, Occupy, and Moral Monday | Jedediah Purdy | July 5, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The wine was good and cheap, but, unfortunately, it had the objectionable quality of being heady.Frederick Chopin as a Man and Musician | Frederick Niecks
He was, indeed, so hot and heady that it was some minutes before his mistake could be brought home to him.The Yeoman Adventurer | George W. Gough
Lieutenant Schmidt had drunk a great deal of beer, and even beer when taken in large quantities may be heady.The Hosts of the Air | Joseph A. Altsheler
“Was you frightened of falling on your heady peady, darling,” she murmured, fondling it ecstatically.Mrs. Vanderstein's jewels | Mrs. Charles Bryce
Strange rich heady scents seemed to rise about him like something palpable.Joan of the Sword Hand | S(amuel) R(utherford) Crockett
British Dictionary definitions for heady
(of alcoholic drink) intoxicating
strongly affecting the mind or senses; extremely exciting
- headily, adverb
- headiness, noun
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