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lightheaded

[ lahyt-hed-id ]
/ ˈlaɪtˈhɛd ɪd /
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adjective

giddy, dizzy, or delirious: After two drinks Pat began to feel lightheaded.
having or showing a frivolous or volatile disposition; thoughtless: lightheaded persons.

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Origin of lightheaded

First recorded in 1530–40; light2 + head + -ed3

OTHER WORDS FROM lightheaded

light·head·ed·ly, adverblight·head·ed·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for lightheaded

light-headed

adjective

frivolous in disposition or behaviour
giddy; feeling faint or slightly delirious

Derived forms of light-headed

light-headedly, adverblight-headedness, noun
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