Friday, July 8, 2011

Word of the Day: Giddy

PRONOUNCIATION: gid•di•ly \ˈgi-də-lē\ adverb


— gid•di•ness \ˈgi-dē-nəs\ noun

DEFINITION

1

a : DIZZY b : causing dizziness c : whirling rapidly

2

a : lightheartedly silly : FRIVOLOUS b : joyfully elated : EUPHORIC

ORIGIN: From Old English gydig possessed, mad; akin to Old English god god

First Known Use: 14th century



Synonyms: BIRDBRAINED, DITZY (or DITSY), DIZZY, FEATHERBRAINED, FLIGHTY, FRIVOLOUS, FROTHY, FUTILE, GOOFY, HAREBRAINED, LIGHT-HEADED, LIGHT-MINDED, PUERILE, SCATTERBRAINED, SILLY, YEASTY

Antonyms: EARNEST, SERIOUS, SERIOUS-MINDED, SOBER, UNFRIVOLOUS



USED IN A SENTENCE: “The Hula-gen’s were downright giddy when the little green key for their rental apartment in Paris arrived in the mail today.”

*Y’all, I’m gonna pass out before I get to France.

36 comments:

Mike Golch said...

Works for me.

Jan n Jer said...

Fabulous...it will be the trip of a lifetime!

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Haha, you sound like me when we were planning our trip to Italy. I know you will enjoy and savor every moment.

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