dizziness


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diz·zy

 (dĭz′ē)
adj. diz·zi·er, diz·zi·est
1. Having a whirling sensation and a tendency to fall.
2.
a. Bewildered or confused: "I was dizzy with anger and shame" (Amy Benson).
b. Slang Scatterbrained or silly.
3. Producing or tending to produce giddiness: a dizzy height.
4. Characterized by impulsive haste; very rapid: "There he sat ... gabbing at his usual dizzy pace" (H.L. Mencken).
tr.v. diz·zied, diz·zy·ing, diz·zies
1. To cause to have a whirling sensation.
2. To confuse or bewilder.

[Middle English dusie, disi, from Old English dysig, foolish.]

diz′zi·ly adv.
diz′zi·ness n.
diz′zy·ing·ly adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dizziness - a reeling sensationdizziness - a reeling sensation; a feeling that you are about to fall
symptom - (medicine) any sensation or change in bodily function that is experienced by a patient and is associated with a particular disease

dizziness

noun
A sensation of whirling or falling:
Translations
دُوار، دَوْخَه
závrať
svimmelhed
svimi
vrtoglavost
baş dönmesi

dizziness

[ˈdɪzɪnɪs] N (gen) → mareo m; (caused by height) → vértigo m
to have an attack of dizzinesstener or sufrir un mareo

dizziness

[ˈdɪzinɪs] nvertige m, étourdissement m

dizziness

nSchwindel m; bout or fit of dizzinessSchwindelanfall m

dizziness

[ˈdɪzɪnɪs] ncapogiro, vertigini fpl
an attack of dizziness → un capogiro

dizzy

(ˈdizi) adjective
1. giddy or confused. If you spin round and round like that, you'll make yourself dizzy.
2. causing dizziness. dizzy heights.
ˈdizzily adverb
ˈdizziness noun

diz·zi·ness

n. mareo, sensación de desvanecimiento, vahído.

dizziness

n mareo
References in classic literature ?
The potato crop had failed; there were no apples to speak of; the hay had been poor; Aurelia had turns of dizziness in her head; Mark had broken his ankle.
Supper being over, the captain lighted his pipe and passed it to his host, who, inhaling the smoke, puffed it through his nostrils so assiduously, that in a little while his head manifested signs of confusion and dizziness.
There were sharp pains, and sudden dizziness, and then profuse bleeding at the pores, with dissolution.
Meanwhile, the tower trembled; he shrieked and gnashed his teeth, his red hair rose erect, his breast heaving like a bellows, his eye flashed flames, the monstrous bell neighed, panting, beneath him; and then it was no longer the great bell of Notre- Dame nor Quasimodo: it was a dream, a whirlwind, a tempest, dizziness mounted astride of noise; a spirit clinging to a flying crupper, a strange centaur, half man, half bell; a sort of horrible Astolphus, borne away upon a prodigious hippogriff of living bronze.
Pooh," I said, but undoubtedly I felt a dizziness, and the next time I met him he quite frightened me.
He had risen from the ground, and grasping his pony's mane, was attempting to resume his seat in the saddle; but scarcely had he put his foot in the stirrup, when a sickness or dizziness seemed to overpower him: he leant forward a moment, with his head drooped on the animal's back, and then made one more effort, which proving ineffectual, he sank back on the bank, where I left him, reposing his head on the oozy turf, and to all appearance, as calmly reclining as if he had been taking his rest on his sofa at home.
That foolish dizziness o'ercame me for the nonce, but we can now proceed on our way.
I felt the steel tear into my chest, all went black before me, my head whirled in dizziness, and I felt my knees giving beneath me.
Even at great heights he never felt the slightest dizziness, and when he had caught the knack of the swing and the release, he could hurl himself through space from branch to branch with even greater agility than the heavier Akut.
The figure in these two phases haunted the lawyer all night; and if at any time he dozed over, it was but to see it glide more stealthily through sleeping houses, or move the more swiftly and still the more swiftly, even to dizziness, through wider labyrinths of lamplighted city, and at every street corner crush a child and leave her screaming.
Dizziness accompanied the pain in my head and made me like a drunken man.
Meanwhile, the three gentlemen behaved in such a manner as proved that the water of the Fountain of Youth possessed some intoxicating qualities; unless, indeed, their exhilaration of spirits were merely a lightsome dizziness caused by the sudden removal of the weight of years.