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light-headed

adj
1. frivolous in disposition or behaviour
2. giddy; feeling faint or slightly delirious
ˌlight-ˈheadedly adv
ˌlight-ˈheadedness n
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.light-headed - weak and likely to lose consciousness; "suddenly felt faint from the pain"; "was sick and faint from hunger"; "felt light in the head"; "a swooning fit"; "light-headed with wine"; "light-headed from lack of sleep"
ill, sick - affected by an impairment of normal physical or mental function; "ill from the monotony of his suffering"
2.light-headed - lacking seriousnesslight-headed - lacking seriousness; given to frivolity; "a dizzy blonde"; "light-headed teenagers"; "silly giggles"
frivolous - not serious in content or attitude or behavior; "a frivolous novel"; "a frivolous remark"; "a frivolous young woman"

light-headed

adjective
1. faint, dizzy, hazy, giddy, delirious, unsteady, vertiginous, woozy (informal) Your blood pressure will drop and you may feel light-headed.
Translations

light-headed

[ˈlaɪtˈhedɪd] ADJ (by temperament) → ligero de cascos; (= dizzy) → mareado; (with fever) → delirante; (with excitement) → exaltado
wine makes me light-headedel vino se me sube a la cabeza

light-headed

[ˌlaɪtˈhɛdɪd] adj (by temperament) → svampito/a; (dizzy) → intontito/a, stordito/a; (with fever) → vaneggiante; (with excitement) → eccitato/a
the drink made him feel light-headed → il liquore gli ha fatto girare la testa

light2

(lait) adjective
1. easy to lift or carry; of little weight. I bought a light suitcase for plane journeys.
2. easy to bear, suffer or do. Next time the punishment will not be so light.
3. (of food) easy to digest. a light meal.
4. of less weight than it should be. The load of grain was several kilos light.
5. of little weight. Aluminium is a light metal.
6. lively or agile. She was very light on her feet.
7. cheerful; not serious. light music.
8. little in quantity; not intense, heavy, strong etc. light rain.
9. (of soil) containing a lot of sand.
ˈlightly adverb
ˈlightness noun
ˈlighten verb
to make or become less heavy. She lightened her suitcase by taking out several pairs of shoes; The postman's bag of parcels lightened as he went from house to house.
ˌlight-ˈfingered adjective
inclined to steal things.
ˌlight-ˈheaded adjective
dizzy and giddy.
ˌlight-ˈhearted adjective
happy and free from anxiety; not grave or serious. a light-hearted mood.
ˈlightweight adjective
light in weight. a lightweight raincoat.
get off lightly
to escape or be allowed to go without severe punishment etc.
make light of
to treat (problems etc) as unimportant.
travel light
to travel with little luggage.
References in classic literature ?
He did not know what he was talking of, I dare say; ten to one but he was light-headed at the time.
On the fifth day she was worse; and on the sixth, she was too sleepy at one time, and too light-headed at another, to be spoken to.
Not only that; but the village, light-headed with famine, fire, and bell-ringing, and bethinking itself that Monsieur Gabelle had to do with the collection of rent and taxes--though it was but a small instalment of taxes, and no rent at all, that Gabelle had got in those latter days--became impatient for an interview with him, and, surrounding his house, summoned him to come forth for personal conference.
After two hours of futile, light-headed, inconsequent thinking upon all things under heaven in that dark, dank, wet and devastated cabin, I arose suddenly and staggered up on deck.
that a master stands in a somewhat different relation towards a pretty, light-headed, probably ignorant girl, to that occupied by a partner at a ball, or a gallant on the promenade.
He had been known to say, within the limits of the family, that, light-headed as he was, the honor of the name was safer in his hands than in those of some of it's other members, and that if a day ever came to try it, they should see.
I also want Ada to know that if I see her seldom just now, I am looking after her interests as well as my own--we two being in the same boat exactly--and that I hope she will not suppose from any flying rumours she may hear that I am at all light-headed or imprudent; on the contrary, I am always looking forward to the termination of the suit, and always planning in that direction.
I almost think that I must have been a little light-headed with thirst, weariness and the want of food; for I fell to thinking how astonished the Cardinal and his nice little boy and the jackdaw would have looked to see a burnt up, brown-eyed, grizzly- haired little elephant hunter suddenly bound between them, put his dirty face into the basin, and swallow every drop of the precious water.
There are times when I am light-headed from want of sleep, times when death, with its rest and sleep, is a positive lure to me, times when I am haunted by Longfellow's lines:
Irene Tackley was a rather pretty young woman, but shallow and light-headed.
Had he let out any thing to compromise himself when he was light-headed with the fever the night before?
Fearing that they would be light-headed for want of food and also sleep, owing to "the savages' barbarous singing, (for they use to sing themselves asleep,)" and that they might get home while they had strength to travel, they departed.