vertiginous

[ ver-tij-uh-nuh s ]SEE DEFINITION OF vertiginous
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Would she have prevented him from ever scaling his vertiginous Peak?

"You raise me to vertiginous heights," said Amaldi in the same tone.

Amid this vertiginous tempest of tones Debora danced the Dance of Space.

The vertiginous noise in the ears has been explained in Section XX.

With a sudden bound that was meant to take it unaware, he was off, along the crest, at vertiginous speed.

Then the vertiginous motion of the human top would overpower the force of gravitation.

But it is very humorous in itself, and the extensions and applications of it are illimitable and vertiginous.

And a fellow who isn't afraid of anything; a kind of squirrel, just as he is who climbs to vertiginous heights to shake down nuts.

They had reduced themselves to motion in a universe of motions, with an acceleration, in their own case of vertiginous violence.

A vertiginous faintness brought him half tumbling and half rolling back into his chair, wheezing and moist with sweat.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1600, "of the nature of vertigo," from French vertigineux, from Latin vertiginosus "suffering from dizziness," from vertigo (see vertigo).

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR VERTIGINOUS

dizzy

adjectivelight-headed, confused
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