Irreverent vs Giddy - What's the difference?

irreverent | giddy |

As adjectives the difference between irreverent and giddy

is that irreverent is irreverent while giddy is dizzy, feeling dizzy or unsteady and as if about to fall down.

As a verb giddy is

(obsolete|transitive) to make dizzy or unsteady.




(en adjective)
  • Lacking respect or seriousness.
  • Courageous, straightforward, having mass appeal, but likely to offend. Challenging the status quo, rocking the boat.
  • :An irreverent new work.
  • :An irreverent examination of reviewing.
  • Synonyms

    * impertinent * insolent * flippant * pert * See also

    See also

    * sarcastic




  • Dizzy, feeling dizzy or unsteady and as if about to fall down.
  • The man became giddy upon standing up so fast.
  • Causing dizziness: causing dizziness or a feeling of unsteadiness.
  • They climbed to a giddy height.
  • Lightheartedly silly, or joyfully elated.
  • * {{quote-book, year=1905, author=
  • , title= , chapter=2 citation , passage=Miss Phyllis Morgan, as the hapless heroine dressed in the shabbiest of clothes, appears in the midst of a gay and giddy throng; she apostrophises all and sundry there, including the villain, and has a magnificent scene which always brings down the house, and nightly adds to her histrionic laurels.}}
    The boy was giddy when he opened his birthday presents.
  • (archaic) Frivolous, impulsive, inconsistent, changeable.
  • * 1599 ,
  • In brief, since I do purpose to marry, I will think nothing to any purpose that the world can say against it; and therefore never flout at me for what I have said against it, for man is a giddy thing, and this is my conclusion.
  • * 1784 , , Tirocinium; or, A Review of Schools
  • Young heads are giddy and young hearts are warm,
    And make mistakes for manhood to reform.


    * dizzy

    Derived terms

    * giddiness

    See also

    * vertiginous


  • (obsolete) To make dizzy or unsteady.
  • To reel; to whirl.
  • (Chapman)