heady


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head·y

 (hĕd′ē)
adj. head·i·er, head·i·est
1.
a. Intoxicating or stupefying: heady liqueur.
b. Tending to upset the mind or the balance of senses: standing on a heady outcrop of rock.
c. Serving to exhilarate: the heady news of triumph.
2.
a. Impetuous and rash: a heady outburst of anger.
b. Domineering; overbearing: too heady to reason with.
3. Swift and violent; headlong: a heady current.
4. Showing intelligence and good judgment; prudent: heady tactics.
5. Suffering from a headache: a heady, throbbing feeling.

head′i·ly adv.
head′i·ness n.

heady

(ˈhɛdɪ)
adj, headier or headiest
1. (of alcoholic drink) intoxicating
2. strongly affecting the mind or senses; extremely exciting
3. rash; impetuous
ˈheadily adv
ˈheadiness n

head•y

(ˈhɛd i)

adj. head•i•er, head•i•est.
1. giddy; dizzy: heady with the triumph.
2. affecting the mind or senses greatly; intoxicating: heady perfume.
3. exciting; exhilarating: the heady news of victory.
4. rashly impetuous.
[1350–1400]
head′i•ly, adv.
head′i•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.heady - marked by the exercise of good judgment or common sense in practical matters; "judicious use of one's money"; "a wise decision"
prudent - careful and sensible; marked by sound judgment; "a prudent manager"; "prudent rulers"; "prudent hesitation"; "more prudent to hide than to fight"
2.heady - extremely exciting as if by alcohol or a narcotic
exciting - creating or arousing excitement; "an exciting account of her trip"
3.heady - marked by defiant disregard for danger or consequences; "foolhardy enough to try to seize the gun from the hijacker"; "became the fiercest and most reckless of partisans"-Macaulay; "a reckless driver"; "a rash attempt to climb Mount Everest"
bold - fearless and daring; "bold settlers on some foreign shore"; "a bold speech"; "a bold adventure"

heady

adjective
1. exciting, thrilling, stimulating, exhilarating, overwhelming, intoxicating in the heady days just after their marriage
2. intoxicating, strong, potent, inebriating, spirituous The wine is a heady blend of claret and aromatic herbs.
Translations

heady

[ˈhedɪ] ADJ (headier (compar) (headiest (superl)))
1. (= intoxicating) [wine] → que se sube a la cabeza, cabezón; [scent] → embriagador
a heady brew (fig) → una mezcla embriagadora
2. (= exhilarating) [days, experience] → excitante, emocionante; [atmosphere] → excitante, embriagador
to feel headysentirse emocionado
the heady heights of sthlas vertiginosas alturas de algo

heady

[ˈhɛdi] adj
[atmosphere, experience] → grisant(e)
[mixture, drink] → enivrant(e)

heady

adj (+er)
wine, scent, mixture, speed, atmosphere, sensation, successberauschend; experienceaufregend; the air is heady with scent/spicesein berauschender Duft/der berauschende Duft von Gewürzen hängt in der Luft; to feel headyberauscht sein; the heady heights of the Premier Leaguedie schwindelerregenden Höhen der Bundesliga; to be heady with successim Erfolgsrausch sein; heady with victorysiegestrunken; heady stuff (fig inf)eine aufregende Sache
(= impetuous)unbesonnen, impulsiv

heady

[ˈhɛdɪ] adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl))) (wine, scent, success) → inebriante; (atmosphere) → euforico/a
References in classic literature ?
The very rankness of the smell of manure in the clear sweet air awoke something heady in his brain.
There had been another black frost the night before, and the air was clear and heady as wine.
A sense of wounds and injury, joined to great weakness and exhaustion, was mingled with the recollection of blows dealt and received, of steeds rushing upon each other, overthrowing and overthrown of shouts and clashing of arms, and all the heady tumult of a confused fight.
I felt younger, lighter, happier in body; within I was conscious of a heady recklessness, a current of disordered sensual images running like a millrace in my fancy, a solution of the bonds of obligation, an unknown but not an innocent freedom of the soul.
Here, if anywhere, might she forget the heady joys of the cinema.
The blacks then abandoned themselves to the most furious orgies, and got fearfully drunk on "tembo," a kind of ardent spirits drawn from the cocoa-nut tree, and an extremely heady sort of beer called "togwa.
It was heady work, for the saucy words showed their design plainly through the varnish, and I was re-reading in an ecstasy, when, without warning, the door burst open and a little boy entered, dragging in a faltering lady.
Joan Lackland--just an assemblage of letters, of commonplace letters, but an assemblage that generated a subtle and heady magic.
Then, too, there was a meaty fisherman's stew, delicious with garlic, and crusty Italian bread without butter, and all washed down with pint mugs of thick and heady claret.
And then," added the merry Frenchman, "I am not sorry to have tasted a little of this heady gas.
The heady tempest without drove a dreadful wrack of clouds across Glengyle and threw the long room into darkness as Father Brown picked up the little illuminated pages to examine them.
The wine of life is heady, but all too quickly it turns to--"