giddiness


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  • noun

Synonyms for giddiness

Synonyms for giddiness

a sensation of whirling or falling

Synonyms for giddiness

an impulsive scatterbrained manner

a reeling sensation

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He hopped and bobbed clumsily along on his injured ankle, throwing stones and screaming hoarsely at times; at other times hopping and bobbing silently along, picking himself up grimly and patiently when he fell, or rubbing his eyes with his hand when the giddiness threatened to overpower him.
Before his eyes the hated faces swayed back and forth in the giddiness of nausea.
They were desirous, however, of ascertaining how this little animal, least of all others subject to giddiness, would endure this experimental voyage.
Yes, indeed, I replied, and equally incompatible with the management of a house, an army, or an office of state; and, what is most important of all, irreconcilable with any kind of study or thought or self-reflection--there is a constant suspicion that headache and giddiness are to be ascribed to philosophy, and hence all practising or making trial of virtue in the higher sense is absolutely stopped; for a man is always fancying that he is being made ill, and is in constant anxiety about the state of his body.
Now that may strike you as very singular, but I think I can explain it: you see their brains - I mention no names, but you'll understand to whom I allude - their brains are light to begin with, and the fumes of the fermented liquor render them lighter still, and produce an entire light-headedness, or giddiness, resulting in intoxication; whereas my brains, being composed of more solid materials, will absorb a considerable quantity of this alcoholic vapour without the production of any sensible result - '
I felt a wilting sensation, a sinking at the heart, and, I might just as well say, a giddiness.
To think this is giddiness and vertigo to human limbs, and even vomiting to the stomach: verily, the reeling sickness do I call it, to conjecture such a thing.
The next time he came to see me, I was lying betwixt sleep and waking, my eyes wide open in the darkness, the sickness quite departed, but succeeded by a horrid giddiness and swimming that was almost worse to bear.
Crisparkle, shoots this word out, as defying him to improve upon it: 'and a dimness and giddiness crept over him as strange as ever I saw: though he didn't seem to mind it particularly, himself.
He even experienced a slight physical giddiness and made a movement as if to reach for something to steady himself with.
is then perished the column is crumbled and the pyramid is standing upside down upon its what's-his-name call it not giddiness call it not weakness call it not folly I must now retire into privacy and look upon the ashes of departed joys no more but taking a further liberty of paying for the pastry which has formed the humble pretext of our interview will for ever say Adieu
He was in full possession of his faculties, free from confusion or giddiness, but his hands were still trembling.
They are both exquisite, exposing the chinks in their characters' brittle armour as giddiness turns to despair in the cold light of day.
Some of symptoms of cybersickness are nausea, inflammation of the eyes, giddiness, dizziness, inability to focus, sweating, and headache.
She is the film's heroine, and Banks' restrained giddiness when she outwits Landry is worth the price of your movie ticket.