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One entry found for giddy.

Main Entry: 1gidĚdy
Pronunciation: 'gi-dE
Function: adjective
Inflected Form(s): gidĚdiĚer; -est
Etymology: Middle English gidy mad, foolish, from Old English gydig, possessed, mad; akin to Old English god god
Date: 14th century
1 a : DIZZY b : causing dizziness
c : whirling rapidly
2 a : lightheartedly silly : FRIVOLOUS b : joyfully elated : EUPHORIC
- gidĚdiĚly /'gi-d&l-E/ adverb
- gidĚdiĚness /'gi-dE-n&s/ noun

Entry Word: giddy
Function: adjective
Text: 1 having a lightheartedly silly nature
Synonyms bird-witted, dizzy, empty-headed, featherbrained, flighty, fribble, fribbling, frivolous, harebrained, hoity-toity, light, light-headed, rattlebrained, scatterbrained, silly, skittish, volage, yeasty
Related Word capricious, fickle, impulsive, whimsical; brainless, exuberant, thoughtless, witless
Idioms giddy as a goose
Contrasted Words earnest, pensive, sedate, serious, sober, solemn, staid, thoughtful
Synonyms DIZZY 2, light, light-headed, swimming, swimmy, vertiginous
Related Word bemused, flustered
Idioms going around in circles, like a chicken with its head cut off, seeing double

three sartes in a row

"three o'clock. three o'clock is always too late or too early for anything you want to do. a peculiar moment in the afternoon. today is intolerable."

"they run, they hurry, they strike me with a sharp blow in passing and are obliterated. I should quite like to hold them back, but i know that if i managed to stop one, nothing would remain between my fingers but a vulgar, doleful sound. i must accept their death; i must even will it"

"you get the impression that their normal condition is silence and that speech is a slight fever which attacks them now and then."

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