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synonyms for vertiginous

  • dizzy
  • giddy
  • revolving
  • rotating
  • spinning
  • turning
  • unstable
  • whirling
See also synonyms for: vertiginousness
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How to use vertiginous in a sentence

At the start of 2021, no one would have suspected GameStop, then seen as a shopping mall relic, was about to embark on a vertiginous rally that would reconfigure Wall Street’s power dynamics.
HOW MEME STOCKS CHANGED WALL STREETSCOTT NOVERDECEMBER 20, 2021QUARTZ
GDP plunged in the most vertiginous drop ever recorded, and millions of workers lost their jobs almost instantly.
WHY AREN’T WE IN ANOTHER GREAT DEPRESSION?GEOFFREY COLVINDECEMBER 6, 2020FORTUNE
Ahead of him, as he rose to his feet, the line of guards stood out as paler darknesses against the vertiginous island face.
THE SENSITIVE MANPOUL WILLIAM ANDERSON
A vertiginous faintness brought him half tumbling and half rolling back into his chair, wheezing and moist with sweat.
THE SHADOWARTHUR STRINGER
It is only after long internal travail that it moves with vertiginous rapidity.
POLITICAL AND LITERARY ESSAYS, 1908-1913EVELYN BARING
This Tarantula-dance of repetitions and vertiginous argumentation in circulo, begun in imposture and self-consummated in madness!
ANIMA POETSAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE
Music was become vertiginous; a mad vortex, wherein whirled mad atoms, madly embracing.
MELOMANIACSJAMES HUNEKER
This was but the beginning of the war; soon it spread with vertiginous rapidity, and made its cruel destructive force felt.
LIFE OF ELIE METCHNIKOFF, 1845-1916OLGA METCHNIKOFF
A black-and-white kingfisher is called the dizzy or giddy one from its sudden, vertiginous plunge into the water after its prey.
BEAST AND MAN IN INDIAJOHN LOCKWOOD KIPLING
All was pretty well till I got to bed, when I became somewhat swollen, and considerably vertiginous.
LIFE OF LORD BYRON, WITH HIS LETTERS AND JOURNALS, VOL. 5 (OF 6)(LORD BYRON) GEORGE GORDON BYRON
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