heady

  • 1 Heady — Head y (h[e^]d [y^]), a. [From {Head}.] 1. Willful; rash; precipitate; hurried on by will or passion; ungovernable. [1913 Webster] All the talent required is to be hot, to be heady, to be violent on one side or the other. Sir W. Temple. [1913… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 Heady — is a surname, and may refer to:* Brett Heady (born 1970), former Australian rules footballer * Ray E. Heady (1916 2002), American clergyman …

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  • 3 heady — [hed′ē] adj. headier, headiest [ME hevedi: see HEAD & Y3] 1. impetuous; rash; willful 2. tending to affect the senses; intoxicating [heady wine] 3. having, showing, or using intelligence or good judgment …

    English World dictionary

  • 4 heady — index precipitate Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 5 heady — late 14c., headstrong, hasty, impetuous, from HEAD (Cf. head) (n.) + adj. suffix Y (Cf. y) (2). First recorded 1570s in sense of apt to go to the head …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 6 heady — [adj] thrilling, intoxicating exciting, exhilarating, inebriating, overwhelming, potent, powerful, provocative, spirituous, stimulating, strong; concept 529 Ant. dull, unenthused, unexcited …

    New thesaurus

  • 7 heady — ► ADJECTIVE (headier, headiest) 1) (of alcohol) potent; intoxicating. 2) having a strong or exhilarating effect. DERIVATIVES headily adverb …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8 heady — adjective (headier; est) Date: 14th century 1. a. willful, rash < heady opinions > b. violent, impetuous 2. a. tending to intoxicate or make giddy or elated < heady wine > …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 9 heady — headily, adv. headiness, n. /hed ee/, adj., headier, headiest. 1. intoxicating: a heady wine. 2. affecting the mind or senses greatly: heady perfume. 3. exciting; exhilarating: the heady news of victory. 4. rashly impetuous: heady conduct …

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  • 10 Heady — This interesting surname with variant spellings Hidey, Heddy, Heady, etc., is a topographical name for a dweller by the promontory or hill surrounded by streams, deriving from the Old English pre 7th Century heafod meaning head plus eg a piece of …

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  • 11 heady — adjective (usually before noun) 1 a heady smell, drink, etc is pleasantly strong and seems to affect your senses: a heady aroma | a heady combination of wine and brandy 2 very exciting in a way that makes you feel as if you can do anything you… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 12 heady — UK [ˈhedɪ] / US adjective Word forms heady : adjective heady comparative headier superlative headiest 1) affecting you in a strong and pleasant way the heady scent of jasmine 2) very exciting and making you feel that you can achieve anything you… …

    English dictionary

  • 13 heady — head|y [ˈhedi] adj [usually before noun] 1.) a heady smell, drink etc is pleasantly strong and seems to affect you strongly ▪ a heady combination of wine and brandy 2.) very exciting in a way that makes you feel as if you can do anything you want …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 heady — [[t]he̱di[/t]] headier, headiest ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n A heady drink, atmosphere, or experience strongly affects your senses, for example by making you feel drunk or excited. ...in the heady days just after their marriage... I felt heady and… …

    English dictionary

  • 15 heady — head•y [[t]ˈhɛd i[/t]] adj. head•i•er, head•i•est 1) giddy; dizzy: heady with the triumph[/ex] 2) affecting the mind or senses greatly; intoxicating: heady perfume[/ex] 3) exciting; exhilarating: the heady news of victory[/ex] 4) rashly impetuous …

    From formal English to slang

  • 16 heady — head|y [ hedi ] adjective 1. ) affecting you in a strong and pleasant way: the heady scent of jasmine 2. ) very exciting and making you feel you can achieve anything you want: the heady freedom of the late 1960s …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 17 heady — adjective 1) heady wine Syn: potent, intoxicating, strong; alcoholic, vinous; formal spirituous Ant: nonalcoholic 2) the heady days of my youth Syn: exhilarating, exciting …

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  • 18 heady — adjective 1) heady wine Syn: potent, intoxicating, strong 2) the heady days of my youth Syn: exhilarating, exciting, stimulating, thrilling, intoxicating • Ant …

    Synonyms and antonyms dictionary

  • 19 heady — adj. Heady is used with these nouns: ↑aroma, ↑atmosphere, ↑cocktail, ↑day, ↑excitement, ↑mix, ↑mixture, ↑perfume, ↑scent, ↑wine …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 20 heady — adjective a) intoxicating or stupefying b) tending to upset the mind or senses …

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