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deliration Line breaks: del¦ir|ation
Pronunciation: /dɛlɪˈreɪʃ(ə)n/

Definition of deliration in English:


[mass noun] rare
Frenzied or delirious behaviour.
Example sentences
  • The graceful levity of the nation could not easily err in this direction, nor tolerate such deliration in the greatest of men.
  • She was not frantic; but had such a pretty deliration, that in her ravings there was oftentimes more attractiveness than in many sane persons' conversation.
  • It would have been repressed by ridicule as a deliration of the human mind.


Early 17th century: from Latin deliratio(n-), from delirat- past participial stem of delirare 'deviate, be deranged' (see delirium) + -ation.

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