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English definition of “dizzy”

dizzy

adjective uk   /ˈdɪz.i/ us  

dizzy adjective (FEELING)

B2 feeling as if everything is turning round and being unable to balance and about to fall down: Going without sleep for a long time makes me feel dizzy and light-headed. I felt quite dizzy with excitement as I went up to collect the award.

dizzy adjective (QUALITY)

[before noun] confusing and very fast: Who could have predicted the dizzy pace of change in the country? informal describes a person who is silly, especially a woman: In the film, she played the part of a dizzy blonde.
dizzily
adverb uk   /-ɪ.li/ us  
in a dizzy way or a way that makes you feel dizzy: The skyscrapers towered dizzily above us.
(Definition of dizzy from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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