1795–1805; dizzy + -ing2

dizzyingly, adverb
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adjective, dizzier, dizziest.
having a sensation of whirling and a tendency to fall; giddy; vertiginous.
bewildered; confused.
causing giddiness or confusion: a dizzy height.
heedless; thoughtless.
Informal. foolish; silly.
verb (used with object), dizzied, dizzying.
to make dizzy.

before 900; Middle English dysy, Old English dysig foolish; cognate with Low German düsig stupefied

dizzily, adverb
dizziness, noun
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dizzy (ˈdɪzɪ)
adj , -zier, -ziest
1.  affected with a whirling or reeling sensation; giddy
2.  mentally confused or bewildered
3.  causing or tending to cause vertigo or bewilderment
4.  informal foolish or flighty
vb , -zier, -ziest, -zies, -zying, -zied
5.  (tr) to make dizzy
[Old English dysig silly; related to Old High German tusīg weak, Old Norse dos quiet]

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Word Origin & History

O.E. dysig "foolish, stupid," from P.Gmc. *dusijaz. Meaning "having a whirling sensation" is from mid-14c.; that of "giddy" is from c.1500 and seems to merge the two earlier meanings. Used of the "foolish virgins" in early translations of Matthew xxv; used especially of blondes since 1870s.
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Example sentences
You've probably noticed that there's a dizzying amount of chicken literature
  out there.
The market capitalization of the for-profit sector of higher education shot up
  to dizzying heights.
Trading kept on getting faster and faster, moving to a dizzying pace.
To top it all off, the modernists think that everybody should be able to crank
  out articles at the same dizzying pace as they do.
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