giddiness vs lightheadedness what difference

what is difference between giddiness and lightheadedness

English

Etymology

giddy +‎ -ness

Noun

giddiness (countable and uncountable, plural giddinesses)

  1. The state of being giddy.

Synonyms

  • (for what is described in senses 1 and 2 of giddy) dizziness, vertigo

Translations

(for what is described in senses 1 and 2 of giddy)

Anagrams

  • disdeigns


English

Alternative forms

  • light-headedness

Etymology

From light-headed (adjective) (any sense) +‎ -ness (suffix forming nouns).

Pronunciation

  • enPR: lītʹhĕd'(ĭ)d-nĕs
  • Hyphenation: light‧head‧ed‧ness

Noun

lightheadedness (uncountable)

  1. The state or quality of being light-headed; dizziness or faintness; flightiness; wandering; delirium.
    The lightheadedness passed once I lay down.

Synonyms

  • giddiness

Related terms

  • light-headedly (adverb)

See also

  • vertigo

Translations

Further reading

  • Webster, Noah (1828), “lightheadedness”, in An American Dictionary of the English Language
  • lightheadedness in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.

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