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1‘she felt giddy with the sickly heat’
dizzy, light-headed, faint, weak, weak at the knees, unsteady, shaky, wobbly, off balance
reeling, staggering, tottering, teetering
informal woozy, with legs like jelly, with rubbery legs
2‘she was so young and giddy that she had no understanding of the problem’
flighty, silly, frivolous, skittish, irresponsible, flippant, whimsical, capricious, light-minded, feather-brained, scatterbrained, scatty
careless, thoughtless, heedless, carefree, insouciant
informal dippy, dopey, batty, dotty, nutty
British informal dappy
North American informal ditzy
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