heady

[ hed-ee ]
/ ˈhɛd i /

adjective, head·i·er, head·i·est.

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.

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Origin of heady

First recorded in 1350–1400, heady is from the Middle English word hevedy, hedy. See head, -y1

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British Dictionary definitions for heady

heady
/ (ˈhɛdɪ) /

adjective headier or headiest

(of alcoholic drink) intoxicating
strongly affecting the mind or senses; extremely exciting
rash; impetuous

Derived forms of heady

headily, adverbheadiness, noun
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