lightheaded


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light·head·ed

 (līt′hĕd′ĭd)
adj.
Faint or dizzy: felt lightheaded from running.

light′head′ed·ly adv.
light′head′ed·ness n.

light•head•ed

(ˈlaɪtˈhɛd ɪd)

adj.
1. giddy, dizzy, or delirious.
2. having or showing a frivolous or volatile disposition; thoughtless.
[1530–40]
light′head′ed•ly, adv.
light′head′ed•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.lightheaded - 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.lightheaded - lacking seriousnesslightheaded - 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"

lightheaded

adjective
Having a sensation of whirling or falling:
Translations

lightheaded

adj mareado; to be o feel — sentir que se va a desmayar, estar or sentirse mareado
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