She recounts how she surrendered to the “woozy charms” of wine coolers and fainted drunk. Yes, Woozy is a temporary condition that regresses rapidly or develops into dizziness or nausea. This is not entirely true. 1. Dizziness or insecurity as when consuming alcohol; fuzzy; “Dotty”. 1897 Voice (N.Y.) April 22 3/2 In the fuzzy lexicon of the electoral church, there is no word like power. […] 2. Depicting or characterized by confused thinking or unclear expression; lack of rigour or discipline; neglected. 1941 W.
H. Auden New Year Let. ii. 37 Any vaguely idealistic art. Is in its alley, and its dove The woozier species of religion. […] 1: mentally unclear or blurry // seems a little shaky, I don`t really know what to say — J.A. Lukacs 2: affected by dizziness, mild nausea or weakness 3: a soft, indistinct or unconcentrated quality: vague, fuzzy Rare, at least as an adjective: I had one or two British acquaintances who quite generously dispersed the epithet of a (real) woozy for great things. I don`t say it often, but woozy seems like a completely useless word because it`s impossible to know what it means. In any case, I turn to the assembled hat makers: What does Woozy mean to you? I think I agree with Jon W. and J.W.
above; I think of “woozy” as a slight, unlocalized confusion or sensory impairment that makes the world a little weird because something in your body isn`t right — Bill`s “fuzzy and a little unbalanced” sounds pretty right. If the same feeling of “unrightness” became strong and localized enough to be called nausea, I would no longer consider it a blur, and if the space started spinning because I was dizzy, I probably wouldn`t consider it either. I feel weird and relaxed, and the vague patterns of light and color I`m used to when I close my eyes are more vivid than usual. My eyes were lost when I woke up, and I saw those thready, veined legs in slippers and nightgowns. I associate Woozy with the symptoms of a mild concussion. For example, “the running back looked crazy after the linebacker kicked him out.” For me, this is a much more serious condition than “dizziness”. I don`t think I had a clear idea of what “woozy” meant until I had surgery. However, when I woke up from general anesthesia, I understood immediately. It was a combination of slowness, dizziness, and a bit of nausea, although it is clear that these were just symptoms of a generalized state of central nerve function. My first association with “woozy” is closer to the definition of “dizzy and confused,” but I would accept it for both meanings. That being said, “dizzy” and “uncomfortable” don`t seem as different to you as they are to you; Both involve physical disorientation in an uncomfortable way.
Then, once, when he became woozy, she told him that she had received a beautiful and long letter from her husband. I crawled along as fast as I could – I was pretty much crazy anyway – and little by little the shots started at me. Then she claims that after drinking the coffee, she felt dizzy. He delivered two quick blows to the astonished crewman, who responded with a crazy and savage blow. Woozy is dizzy in a more neutral sense, while discomfort in the negative sense is dizzy. If you say you are uncomfortable after a few sorbets, then you are dizzy and think you might throw up, but if you feel woozy, then you are just dizzy. Woozy is how you feel when you`re hypotensive and get up too fast. When you faint, you are no longer dizzy. It`s interesting (I think) that various paradigmatic cases of woozyness are drug-induced, so there`s more to it than dizziness or dizziness.
For Gale and me, woozy mostly means “sleepy,” either before sleeping or after falling asleep. “Dizzy” and “not thinking clearly” are also present, but secondary. “dizziness,” perhaps; “Queasy”, certainly not. I don`t comment in general, but it particularly appealed to me, because trying to get neurologists to understand that wooziness is not the same as nausea has been a sideline in my last 15 years of migraine treatment. For me, when I say that a migraine – or the predromeous phase of migraines – sometimes makes me feel rocking, I don`t mean I feel nauseous and I don`t mean dizziness. I mean, I feel *woozy* – fuzzy and a little out of balance (but not in a way that influences coordination), much like fever or side effects from cold medication. The last neurologist nodded at this clarification and prescribed anti-nausea medication that remained intact on my desk. Bugging dictionaries, woozy is what you feel when you have taken medications that have dulled your senses. “Woozy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/woozy. Retrieved 3 October 2022.
Subscribe to America`s largest dictionary and get thousands of additional definitions and an advanced search – ad-free! The definition of “dizziness or uncomfortable” fits perfectly with how I use/understand Wooziness (I grew up in the UK, now in my 30s). Dizziness and discomfort can usually be very different, of course, but they`re often inextricably linked, like motion sickness or a bad hangover — you could call it a combination of both or just one feeling in between — and that`s Wooziness. Therefore, the definition seems to me to be as reasonable as the description of turquoise as “blue or green”. Real? Since this feeling of Woozy is not confirmed by any dictionary, I think you or she must confuse the word with doozy. To me, “woozy” doesn`t mean dizzy or uncomfortable in the truest sense of the word; it means mentally unclear or fuzzy, as in the M-W 1 definition. I might feel weird because I just woke up or because I was impaired by medication. I would add to Jon W`s comment the idea that Wooziness captures the yet-to-be-updated possibility of dizziness or nausea. For example, you go out under anesthesia and you`re fine and don`t really feel dizzy when you`re lying in the hospital bed, but you plausibly suspect that if you tried to get out of bed and get up, dizziness would likely manifest immediately. You`re not dizzy right now, but you`re woozy.
(The parallel anticipatory nausea is that the stomach feels inconspicuous right now, but feels that trying to change the situation by eating something or even having a plate of food in front of you wouldn`t do anything good.) Dizzying, with nauseating connotations. For example, after getting off a roller coaster or drinking too much. Nausea is often accompanied by dizziness, but I wouldn`t call myself a “woozy” if I only had abdominal problems or saw something lifting. At 6-foot-7, I`m too tall to fail – but I ended up on the ground, foggy and almost weak. I had to look up the definition of queasy to realize that it doesn`t ride with dizziness, but I rarely encounter both and woozy enough that I may have just confused the two. Haha, yes! I am prepared to accept this ambiguity. If you are dizzy or uncomfortable, you may say dizzy or uncomfortable.