Swooned vs Dizzy - What's the difference?

swooned | dizzy |


As verbs the difference between swooned and dizzy

is that swooned is (swoon) 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.

swooned

English

Verb

(head)
  • (swoon)

  • swoon

    English

    Alternative forms

    * swound (archaic)

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A faint.
  • * 1897 , (Bram Stoker), (Dracula) Chapter 21
  • "I felt my strength fading away, and I was in a half swoon . How long this horrible thing lasted I know not, but it seemed that a long time must have passed before he took his foul, awful, sneering mouth away. I saw it drip with the fresh blood!"
  • An infatuation
  • Verb

    (en verb)
  • (dated) to faint, to lose consciousness
  • :* {{quote-book
  • , year=1918 , year_published=2008 , edition=HTML , editor= , author=Edgar Rice Burroughs , title=The Gods of Mars , chapter= citation , genre= , publisher=The Gutenberg Project , isbn= , page= , passage= I dropped the vessel quickly to a lower level. Nor was I a moment too soon. The girl had swooned . }}
  • to be overwhelmed by emotion (especially infatuation)
  • Derived terms

    * swooningly

    Synonyms

    * (faint) black out, faint, lose consciousness, pass out * (be overwhelmed by emotion)

    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.}}