heady

[hed-ee]
adjective, headier, headiest.
1.
intoxicating: a heady wine.
2.
affecting the mind or senses greatly: heady perfume.
3.
exciting; exhilarating: the heady news of victory.
4.
rashly impetuous: heady conduct.
5.
violent; destructive: heady winds.
6.
clever; shrewd: a heady scheme to win the election.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English hevedy, hedy. See head, -y1

headily, adverb
headiness, noun
overheadiness, noun
overheady, adjective
unheady, adjective


3. thrilling, stirring, stimulating.


3. depressing, disappointing.
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heady (ˈhɛdɪ)
 
adj , headier, headiest
1.  (of alcoholic drink) intoxicating
2.  strongly affecting the mind or senses; extremely exciting
3.  rash; impetuous
 
'headily
 
adv
 
'headiness
 
n

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heady
1382, from head + adj. suffix -y. Originally "headstrong;" first recorded 1577 in sense of "apt to go to the head."
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Example sentences
It's heady days for electric and hybrid car manufacturers and consumers.
The mood at the awards had a jubilance reminiscent of the heady days of the
  dot-com boom.
It was a heady feeling, being an educator at the crossroads of the world.
For months there was heady talk of a national revival.
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