Diz"zy (?), a. [Compar. Dizzier (?); superl. Dizziest.] [OE. dusi, disi, desi, foolish, AS. dysig; akin to LG. dusig dizzy, OD. deuzig, duyzig, OHG. tusig foolish, OFries. dusia to be dizzy; LG. dusel dizziness, duselig, dusselig, D. duizelig, dizzy, Dan. dosig drowsy, slepy, dose to make dull, drowsy, dos dullness, drowsiness, and to AS. dws foolish, G. thor fool. . Cf. Daze, Doze.]


Having in the head a sensation of whirling, with a tendency to fall; vertiginous; giddy; hence, confused; indistinct.

Alas! his brain was dizzy. Drayton.


Causing, or tending to cause, giddiness or vertigo.

To climb from the brink of Fleet Ditch by a dizzy ladder. Macaulay.


Without distinct thought; unreflecting; thoughtless; heedless.

"The dizzy multitude."



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Diz"zy, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Dizzied (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Dizzying.]

To make dizzy or giddy; to give the vertigo to; to confuse.

If the jangling of thy bells had not dizzied thy understanding. Sir W. Scott.


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