Definition of vertiginous adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//vɜːˈtɪdʒɪnəs//
; NAmE NAmE//vɜːrˈtɪdʒɪnəs//
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causing a feeling of vertigo synonym dizzying From the path there was a vertiginous drop to the valley below. Word Originearly 17th cent.: from Latin vertiginosus, from vertigo ‘whirling about’, from vertere ‘to turn’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: vertiginous