giddiness giddiness

Definition(s):

  1. (n) an impulsive scatterbrained manner
  2. (n) a reeling sensation; a feeling that you are about to fall

Usage(s):

  1. The streets were getting very crowded now and there was a giddiness to the scene.
  2. Not the prayers and tears, the unstoppable smiles and barely controlled giddiness of what may have been the happiest crowd ever to grace the nation's capital.
  3. All the giddiness is creating some worrisome side-effects, however.

News

  • Kathleen Parker: No relief from IRS in sight

    It is reassuring that in the midst of so much government dysfunction, the IRS has resolved the question of when and whether to tax tanning beds under the Affordable Care Act. Do not be concerned about that giddiness you feel.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: The Topeka Capital-Journal

Quotes

  1. "Professor Hawking's expression said it all -- the grins of sheer joy and excitement he displayed were unmistakable and no different than the giddiness and fun that all of our flyers experience," said Dr. Peter H. Diamandis, CEO and Co-Founder...
    on Apr 26, 2007 By: Peter Diamandis Source: Web Services Journal

  2. "There's a big difference between the Stanley Cup playoffs and the Stanley Cup final," Babcock said. "Just to see the excitement. There's almost a giddiness."
    on May 22, 2008 By: Mike Babcock Source: Windsor Star

  3. "With all the giddiness of the streak and being so hot, you have to realize there's a next game and the last two months don't mean anything," Macha said.
    on Aug 16, 2005 By: Ken Macha Source: USA Today

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