light-headed

light-headed
adjective
1. lacking seriousness; given to frivolity (Freq. 1)
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a dizzy blonde

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light-headed teenagers

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silly giggles

Syn:
Similar to: ↑frivolous
Derivationally related forms: ↑silliness (for: ↑silly), ↑lightheadedness (for: ↑lightheaded), ↑giddiness (for: ↑giddy)
2. weak and likely to lose consciousness (Freq. 1)
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suddenly felt faint from the pain

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was sick and faint from hunger

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felt light in the head

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a swooning fit

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light-headed with wine

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light-headed from lack of sleep

Syn: ↑faint, ↑light, ↑swooning, ↑lightheaded
Similar to: ↑ill, ↑sick
Derivationally related forms: ↑lightheadedness (for: ↑lightheaded), ↑faint (for: ↑faint), ↑faintness (for: ↑faint)

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  • light-headed — adjective unable to think clearly or move steadily, for example during a fever or after drinking alcohol; dizzy (1): The sun and the wine had made him a little light headed. light headedness noun (U) …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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