aprilhenry (aprilhenry) wrote,

If I were the hdadline writer, I wouldn't use this word

The AP, as reported on yahoo.com, says "Obama faces heady challenges, and they're growing"

What does "heady" mean to you? To me it means something that goes to your head in a good way.

Dictionary.com says:
Intoxicating or stupefying: heady liqueur. [Intoxicating - no. Stupefying - maybe]
Tending to upset the mind or the balance of senses: standing on a heady outcrop of rock. [this works as an analogy, I guess]
Serving to exhilarate: the heady news of triumph. [If only.]
Impetuous and rash: a heady outburst of anger. [wrong]
Domineering; overbearing: too heady to reason with. [doesn't work]
Swift and violent; headlong: a heady current. [possibly]
Showing intelligence and good judgment; prudent: heady tactics. [no]
Suffering from a headache: a heady, throbbing feeling. [maybe this works, kinda]

Would you use "heady" in this example, or not?

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