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    Giddy

    Dear teachers,

    I was reading the definition of "giddy" from the dictionary. There was a sentence which I found particularly baffling.

    "Luke felt almost giddy with relief."

    As far as I understand, giddy means dizzy. How can one be dizzy while feeling relief?

    Could you help me understand? Thank you.

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    Re: Giddy

    If the tension before the relief is great enough, one could quite easily feel dizzy with relief: dizzy adjective (FEELING) - definition in British English Dictionary & Thesaurus - Cambridge Dictionary Online

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    Re: Giddy

    I'd say that in this sort of context "giddy" means "euphoric". "Luke felt almost giddy with relief."

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    Re: Giddy

    Euphoric, yes - or light-headed.

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