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 for Dizzy
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

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

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Dizzy \Diz"zy\ (d[i^]z"z[y^]), a. [Compar. Dizzier
     (d[i^]z"z[i^]*[~e]r); superl. Dizziest.] [OE. dusi, disi,
     desi, foolish, AS. dysig; akin to LG. d["u]sig dizzy, OD.
     deuzig, duyzig, OHG. tusig foolish, OFries. dusia to be
     dizzy; LG. dusel dizziness, duselig, dusselig, D. duizelig,
     dizzy, Dan. d["o]sig drowsy, slepy, d["o]se to make dull,
     drowsy, d["o]s dullness, drowsiness, and to AS. dw[=ae]s
     foolish, G. thor fool. [root]71. Cf. Daze, Doze.]
     1. Having in the head a sensation of whirling, with a
        tendency to fall; vertiginous; giddy; hence, confused;
        indistinct.
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              Alas! his brain was dizzy.            --Drayton.
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     2. Causing, or tending to cause, giddiness or vertigo.
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              To climb from the brink of Fleet Ditch by a dizzy
              ladder.                               --Macaulay.
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     3. Without distinct thought; unreflecting; thoughtless;
        heedless. "The dizzy multitude." --Milton.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  dizzy
      adj 1: having or causing a whirling sensation; liable to
             falling; "had a dizzy spell"; "a dizzy pinnacle"; "had a
             headache and felt giddy"; "a giddy precipice"; "feeling
             woozy from the blow on his head"; "a vertiginous climb up
             the face of the cliff" [syn: dizzy, giddy, woozy,
             vertiginous]
      2: lacking seriousness; given to frivolity; "a dizzy blonde";
         "light-headed teenagers"; "silly giggles" [syn: airheaded,
         dizzy, empty-headed, featherbrained, giddy, light-
         headed, lightheaded, silly]
      v 1: make dizzy or giddy; "a dizzying pace"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  226 Moby Thesaurus words for "dizzy":
     addle, addlebrained, addled, addleheaded, addlepated, adrift,
     afloat, alternating, amorphous, apish, asinine, babbling, ball up,
     batty, beery, befooled, befuddle, befuddled, beguiled, bemused,
     besotted, bewilder, bewildered, blear-witted, blind drunk,
     brainless, buffoonish, capricious, cause vertigo, changeable,
     changeful, cockeyed, confounded, confused, crapulent, crapulous,
     crazy, credulous, daffy, daft, dazed, dazzled, delirious,
     desultory, deviable, distracted, doting, drenched, drunk, drunken,
     dumb, eccentric, empty-headed, erratic, exorbitant, extravagant,
     extreme, faint, far-gone, fast and loose, fatuitous, fatuous,
     featherbrained, featherheaded, fickle, fitful, flaky, flickering,
     flighty, flitting, fluctuating, fluster, flustered, fluttery,
     foggy, fond, fool, foolheaded, foolish, fou, freakish, frivolous,
     fuddle, fuddlebrained, fuddled, full, futile, gaga, gay, giddy,
     giddy-brained, giddy-headed, giddy-pated, giddy-witted, glorious,
     goofy, gulled, happy, harebrain, harebrained, idiotic, imbecile,
     immoderate, impetuous, impulsive, in liquor, inane, incoherent,
     inconsistent, inconstant, indecisive, inebriate, inebriated,
     inebrious, inept, infatuated, infirm, inordinate, insane,
     intoxicate, intoxicated, irregular, irresolute, irresponsible,
     jolly, kooky, light, light-headed, lightheaded, loony, mad,
     maudlin, mazy, mellow, mercurial, merry, mix up, moody, moronic,
     muddle, muddled, muddleheaded, muddybrained, muzzy, nappy, nutty,
     off, puzzled, puzzleheaded, rambling, ranting, rattlebrained,
     rattleheaded, rattlepated, raving, reeling, restless, roving,
     sappy, scatterbrained, scramblebrained, screwy, senseless,
     sentimental, shapeless, shatterbrained, shifting, shifty, shikker,
     shuffling, silly, skittish, sodden, sotted, spasmodic, spineless,
     stupid, swimming, swirl the senses, thoughtless, throw off, tiddly,
     tipsy, tottering, towering, turned around, unaccountable,
     uncertain, unconscionable, uncontrolled, undependable,
     under the influence, undisciplined, undue, unfixed, unmeasurable,
     unpredictable, unreliable, unrestrained, unsettled, unstable,
     unstable as water, unstaid, unsteadfast, unsteady, vacillating,
     vagrant, variable, vertiginous, vicissitudinary, vicissitudinous,
     volatile, wacky, wandering, wanton, wavering, wavery, wavy,
     wayward, wet, whimsical, whirl the mind, whirling, wishy-washy,
     witless, woozy
  
  

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