Origin of vertiginous
Examples from the Web for vertiginous
His prophecy kicked off a vertiginous frenzy of doomsaying, and he was thrown in jail by fearful Bolognese officials.
No; had I an enemy I could wish him no greater penance than success—success prompt, vertiginous, immense!
Throbs palpitant and passionate passed from one to the other—strong, vertiginous, terrific, as of an aching tooth.The Shriek|Charles Somerville
It was vertiginous to think of their old impecunious Streff as the hero of such an adventure.The Glimpses of the Moon|Edith Wharton
British Dictionary definitions for vertiginous
Word Origin for vertiginous
Word Origin and History for vertiginous
c.1600, "of the nature of vertigo," from French vertigineux, from Latin vertiginosus "suffering from dizziness," from vertigo (see vertigo).