Giddy vs Lugubrious - What's the difference?

giddy | lugubrious |


As adjectives the difference between giddy and lugubrious

is that giddy is dizzy, feeling dizzy or unsteady and as if about to fall down while lugubrious is gloomy, mournful or dismal, especially to an exaggerated degree.

As a verb giddy

is (obsolete|transitive) to make dizzy or unsteady.

giddy

English

Adjective

(er)
  • 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.

    Synonyms

    * dizzy

    Derived terms

    * giddiness

    See also

    * vertiginous

    Verb

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

    lugubrious

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • gloomy, mournful or dismal, especially to an exaggerated degree.
  • The poor lighting and sparse maintenance, plus the rarefied traffic on its wide boulevards, made the effect of Pyongyang on the tourist distinctly lugubrious .
    His client's lugubrious expression tipped off the detective that something lurked beneath her optimistic words.