heady meaning

heady meaning
Something that’s heady is extremely thrilling. You might have a heady feeling as you walk up on stage to get your high school diploma.

Use the adjective heady to describe a sensation that is so exciting it makes you a little dizzy, a bit like being intoxicated. You could talk about the heady scent of your mom’s rose garden or the heady feeling of winning the state spelling bee. The fourteenth century meaning of heady was “headstrong or impetuous,” and it’s sometimes still used in this way. By the 1570’s, it had also come to mean “apt to go to the head,” or “exhilarating.”

Definitions of heady

  1. adjective

    extremely exciting as if by alcohol or a narcotic

    creating or arousing excitement
  2. adjective

    marked by defiant disregard for danger or consequences

    synonyms:
    foolhardy

    rash reckless bold

    fearless and daring

  3. adjective

    marked by the exercise of good judgment or common sense in practical matters

    careful and sensible; marked by sound judgment
 

Art, science, technology, whatever. It’s the pursuit of knowledge that gets us excited. The heady stage is always the height of excitement and effort. Wherever you look in the world, you see people jumping, dancing, singing or doing something else that inspires them. This is the height of exhilaration -‘ve got nothing better to do but watch and learn! As the poet Dwight Macdonald once wrote, If you don’t know what heady is, then you haven’t been given enough of it.


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