light-headed

lightheaded

[lahyt-hed-id]
adjective
1.
giddy, dizzy, or delirious: After two drinks Pat began to feel lightheaded.
2.
having or showing a frivolous or volatile disposition; thoughtless: lightheaded persons.

Origin:
1530–40; light2 + head + -ed3

lightheadedly, adverb
lightheadedness, noun
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light-headed
 
adj
1.  frivolous in disposition or behaviour
2.  giddy; feeling faint or slightly delirious
 
light-'headedly
 
adv
 
light-'headedness
 
n

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light-headed
also lightheaded, "dizzy," 1530s; from light (adj.) + head (n.).
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