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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adj. - Having or causing a whirling sensation.

Usage examples (35)
  • We too visited Cassis and took the "vertiginous" road over Cap Canille to La Ciotat.
  • And not just any heels: the only ones to be seen in are those preceded by adjectives such as "vertiginous", "teetering" and "skyscraper".
  • Here is the end of Tate's vertiginous two-page poem:
  • Since then, dot-coms have folded at a vertiginous rate. for more
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