giddy ADJECTIVE (giddier, giddiest) 1) having or causing a sensation of whirling and a tendency to fall or stagger; dizzy. 2) excitable and frivolous.
VERB (giddies, giddied) make (someone) feel excited to the point of disorientation.
DERIVATIVES giddily adverb giddiness noun.
ORIGIN Old English, «insane» (literally 'possessed by a god' ).

English terms dictionary. 2015.

Игры ⚽ Нужно решить контрольную?

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Giddily — Gid di*ly, adv. In a giddy manner. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • giddily — mid 13c., from GIDDY (Cf. giddy) + LY (Cf. ly) (2) …   Etymology dictionary

  • giddily — adverb see giddy I …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • giddily — See giddy. * * * …   Universalium

  • giddily — adverb In a giddy manner …   Wiktionary

  • giddily — adv. == foolishly. O. and N. 1280 …   Oldest English Words

  • giddily — adv. dizzily, woozily, lightheadedly; frivolously, in a flight manner …   English contemporary dictionary

  • giddily — gid·di·ly …   English syllables

  • giddily — adverb in a giddy light headed manner he walked around dizzily • Syn: ↑dizzily, ↑light headedly • Derived from adjective: ↑giddy, ↑dizzy (for: ↑dizzily) …   Useful english dictionary

  • giddy — giddily, adv. giddiness, n. /gid ee/, adj., giddier, giddiest, v., giddied, giddying. adj. 1. affected with vertigo; dizzy. 2. attended with or causing dizziness: a giddy climb. 3. frivolous and lighthearted; impulsive; flighty: a giddy young… …   Universalium

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”