heady

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈhɛdi/
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  • Rhymes: -ɛdi

Adjective[edit]

heady (comparative headier, superlative headiest)

  1. Intoxicating or stupefying.
    The cocktail was a heady mixture of spirits.
    • 1950, James Shelton (lyrics and music), “Lilac Wine”:
      Lilac wine is sweet and heady, like my love / Lilac wine, I feel unsteady, like my love
  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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