Origin of vertiginous
Related Words for vertiginousdizzy, giddy, revolving, unstable, whirling, rotating, spinning, turning
Examples from the Web for vertiginous
Contemporary Examples of vertiginous
His prophecy kicked off a vertiginous frenzy of doomsaying, and he was thrown in jail by fearful Bolognese officials.The Volcano That Rewrote History
May 5, 2014
Historical Examples of vertiginous
Would she have prevented him from ever scaling his vertiginous Peak?The Golden Bowl
"You raise me to vertiginous heights," said Amaldi in the same tone.Shadows of Flames
Amid this vertiginous tempest of tones Debora danced the Dance of Space.Visionaries
The vertiginous noise in the ears has been explained in Section XX.Zoonomia, Vol. I
With a sudden bound that was meant to take it unaware, he was off, along the crest, at vertiginous speed.The Trimming of Goosie
- of, relating to, or having vertigo
- producing dizziness
- changeable; unstable
Word Origin for vertiginous
c.1600, "of the nature of vertigo," from French vertigineux, from Latin vertiginosus "suffering from dizziness," from vertigo (see vertigo).
- Affected by vertigo; dizzy.
- Tending to produce vertigo.