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heady Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. adjective satellite marked by the exercise of good judgment or common sense in practical matters
    judicious; wise.
    • judicious use of one's money
    • a wise decision
  2. adjective satellite extremely exciting as if by alcohol or a narcotic
  3. adjective satellite marked by defiant disregard for danger or consequences
    foolhardy; rash; reckless.
    • foolhardy enough to try to seize the gun from the hijacker
    • became the fiercest and most reckless of partisans"-Macaulay
    • a reckless driver
    • a rash attempt to climb Mount Everest

Head"y adjective
From Head.
  1. Willful; rash; precipitate; hurried on by will or passion; ungovernable.
    All the talent required is to be hot, to be heady, -- to be violent on one side or the other. Sir W. Temple.
  2. Apt to affect the head; intoxicating; strong.
    The liquor is too heady. Dryden.
  3. Violent; impetuous. "A heady currance." Shak.

Webster 1913

"Rowling never met an adverb she didn't like."

-Stephen King on J.K Rowling's excessive use of adverbs.

Fear not the Adverb Hell!

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