When you're dizzy, you have a spinning or woozy sensation — you might even feel like you'l fall over. You'll probably feel dizzy for a while when you get off the whirling tea cup ride at the fair.

Some people feel dizzy when they're up high, either on a ladder or at the top of a tall building or bridge. Others only get dizzy when they're coming down with the flu or after riding on the merry-go-round at the park. Another way to be dizzy is to be silly or frivolous: "I can't take him seriously, he's just so dizzy all the time." Dizzy comes from the Old English dysig, "foolish or stupid."

Definitions of dizzy
  1. adjective
    having or causing a whirling sensation; liable to falling
    “had a dizzy spell”
    “a dizzy pinnacle”
    synonyms: giddy, vertiginous, woozy
    ill, sick
    affected by an impairment of normal physical or mental function
  2. adjective
    lacking seriousness; given to frivolity
    synonyms: airheaded, empty-headed, featherbrained, giddy, light-headed, lightheaded, silly
    not serious in content or attitude or behavior
  3. verb
    make dizzy or giddy
    “a dizzying pace”
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    type of:
    alter, change, modify
    cause to change; make different; cause a transformation
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