Definition of giddiness in English:



  • 1A sensation of whirling and a tendency to fall or stagger; dizziness.

    ‘symptoms include nausea, vomiting, and giddiness’
    • ‘The inner ear is the site of origin of giddiness in nearly 90 per cent of patients.’
    • ‘A similar degeneration in the neck bones can cause unsteadiness and giddiness.’
    • ‘In the early stages, I had giddiness, which was got over by taking Stemetil.’
    • ‘She and her family had been suffering from severe headaches, giddiness and nausea.’
    • ‘I was feeling no pain, just that giddiness that comes from a lack of oxygen.’
    • ‘She insists on just sitting in her chair until the giddiness passes.’
    • ‘Giddiness can be controlled by medication or surgery.’
    • ‘In larger doses, black cohosh can cause dizziness, headaches, giddiness, nausea, and vomiting.’
    • ‘Giddiness is a common problem that can be almost disabling.’
    • ‘Extreme anxiety can cause giddiness, heart palpitations, headaches or stomach disorders.’
    • ‘One month ago, the giddiness was severe and I was bedridden for about four days.’
    • ‘I question whether the persistent giddiness I feel around bristlecones is the altitude or a sense of their profound preeminence.’
    • ‘The path requires visitors to be free from giddiness, and sturdy shoes might be a good idea too.’
    • ‘A 19 year old college student was admitted with complaints of not talking and giddiness.’
    • ‘My 13-year-old son has suffered from sickness, giddiness and headaches for about three years.’
    • ‘She still suffers from bouts of vomiting blood, headache and giddiness.’
    • ‘It affects nerve centres of the head and spine and produces giddiness and deafness.’
    • ‘He complained of giddiness, shivering, vomiting and pains all over his body.’
    • ‘Your history and tests suggest you have vertigo, which is a condition of imbalance with giddiness.’
    • ‘What are the precautions I have to take to prevent giddiness from occurring again with any diet restrictions?’
    dizziness, light-headedness, loss of balance, loss of equilibrium, spinning of the head, swimming of the head
    faintness, weakness at the knees, unsteadiness, shakiness, wobbliness
    mirligoes, dwalm
    wooziness, legs like jelly, rubbery legs
    megrim, sturdy, scotoma
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  • 2A state of excitable frivolity.

    ‘the fans can be forgiven their giddiness’
    • ‘The strange giddiness of the first movement is immediately subdued by the grave brass chorale that opens the dark second movement.’
    • ‘The fans, though, can be forgiven their giddiness.’
    • ‘Eliza was delighted to the point of giddiness.’
    • ‘The latter reaction was simply a giddiness at having managed to get free of bourgeois restraint.’
    • ‘There should be a joy, not empty and shallow giddiness, but joy as we go about our lives.’
    • ‘I was beaming on the inside with happiness, on the verge of giddiness, as the clock ran down.’
    • ‘She is cute, clean and full of giddiness.’
    • ‘They all enjoy themselves to the point of giddiness.’
    • ‘Only four weeks to go before the big day and instead of enjoying the pre-wedding giddiness, I am a wreck.’
    • ‘Every time it opens its waxed mustached mouth to shout a line, a sense of nostalgic giddiness overcomes the viewer.’
    • ‘So I think the kind of giddiness that we had last summer is over.’
    • ‘Some giddiness is to be expected.’
    • ‘Certainly, some late-night giddiness contributed, too.’
    • ‘I tried to be careful what I said, but dang if the giddiness of new friendship doesn't sometimes overwhelm my better judgment.’
    • ‘They bring to mind the pop of Champagne corks, the confetti, the giddiness, the hubbub.’
    • ‘Our teacher ended the giddiness soon enough.’
    • ‘By the time I was finally able to rip open that dang plastic cover, the giddiness was oozing out of my ears.’
    • ‘His desire to be of service to her only increased her giddiness.’
    • ‘At first, I thought it was just the innocent giddiness of young children.’
    • ‘I recall bringing the cheese home with a feeling of giddiness.’