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Meaning of VERTIGINOUS

Pronunciation:  vur'tijunus

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  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"
 

VERTIGINOUS is a 11 letter word that starts with V.

 

 Synonyms: dizzy, giddy, ill, sick, woozy
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Ver*tig"i*nous\, a. [L. vertiginosus, fr. vertigo a
whirling around, giddiness: cf. F. vertigineux. See
{Vertig??}.]
1. Turning round; whirling; rotary; revolving; as,
   vertiginous motion.

         Some vertiginous whirl of fortune.    --De Quincey.

2. Affected with vertigo; giddy; dizzy.

         They [the angels] grew vertiginous, and fell from
         the battlements of heaven.            --Jer. Taylor.
   -- {Ver*tig"i*nous*ly}, adv. -- {Ver*tig"i*nous*ness}, n.

 

 

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