heady

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English hedi, hevedi, equivalent to head +‎ -y.

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heady (comparative headier, superlative headiest)

  1. intoxicating or stupefying
    • The cocktail was a heady mixture of spirits.
  2. tending to upset the mind or senses
    • We looked out from a heady outcrop of rock.
  3. exhilarating
    • The rock concert was a heady mixture of their greatest hits.
  4. intellectual
    • Kierkegaard is rather heady reading for a high school student.
  5. rash or impetuous
    • He made too heady promises, and when it came time, he was never able to fulfill them.

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