Lazy vs Dizzy - What's the difference?

lazy | dizzy |

As verbs the difference between lazy and dizzy

is that lazy is while dizzy is to make dizzy, to bewilder.

As an adjective dizzy is

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




  • Unwilling to do work or make an effort.
  • Requiring little or no effort.
  • Relaxed or leisurely.
  • (label) Of an eye, squinting because of a weakness of the eye muscles.
  • (label) Turned so that the letter is horizontal instead of vertical.
  • (label) Employing lazy evaluation; not calculating results until they are immediately required.
  • wicked; vicious
  • (Ben Jonson)

    Usage notes

    * Nouns to which "lazy" is often applied: person, man, woman, bastard, morning, day, time, way.


    * (unwilling to work) bone-idle, idle, indolent, slothful, work-shy * See also

    Derived terms

    * laze * laziness * lazybones * lazy evaluation * lazy eye * lazy Susan


  • (label) To laze, act in a lazy manner
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    Alternative forms

    * dizzie (obsolete)


  • 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


  • 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.}}