Dizzy vs Confusion - What's the difference?

dizzy | confusion |


As an adjective dizzy

is having a sensation of whirling, with a tendency to fall; giddy; feeling unbalanced or lightheaded.

As a verb dizzy

is to make dizzy, to bewilder.

As a noun confusion is

confusion.

dizzy

English

Alternative forms

* dizzie (obsolete)

Adjective

(er)
  • Having a sensation of whirling, with a tendency to fall; giddy; feeling unbalanced or lightheaded.
  • I stood up too fast and felt dizzy .
  • * Drayton
  • Alas! his brain was dizzy .
  • Producing giddiness.
  • We climbed to a dizzy height.
  • * Macaulay
  • To climb from the brink of Fleet Ditch by a dizzy ladder.
  • * 1918 , (Edgar Rice Burroughs), Chapter IX
  • ...faintly from the valley far below came an unmistakable sound which brought me to my feet, trembling with excitement, to peer eagerly downward from my dizzy ledge.
  • empty-headed, scatterbrained or frivolous
  • My new secretary is a dizzy blonde.
  • * Milton
  • the dizzy multitude

    Derived terms

    * dizzily * dizziness * dizzyingly

    Verb

  • To make dizzy, to bewilder.
  • *, Folio Society, 2006, vol.1, p.161:
  • Let me have this violence and compulsion removed, there is nothing that, in my seeming, doth more bastardise and dizzie a wel-borne and gentle nature.
  • * Sir Walter Scott
  • If the jangling of thy bells had not dizzied thy understanding.
  • * {{quote-news, year=2012, date=September 7, author=Dominic Fifield, work=The Guardian
  • , title= England start World Cup campaign with five-goal romp against Moldova , passage=So ramshackle was the locals' attempt at defence that, with energetic wingers pouring into the space behind panicked full-backs and centre-halves dizzied by England's movement, it was cruel to behold at times. The contest did not extend beyond the half-hour mark.}}

    confusion

    English

    Noun

    (en-noun)
  • A lack of clarity or order.
  • The state of being confused; misunderstanding.
  • (obsolete) disgrace, shame
  • Synonyms

    * (lack of clarity or order) discombobulation * (state of being confused) bewilderment, disarray

    Antonyms

    * (lack of clarity or order) clarity * (misunderstanding) distinction