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delirious

Line breaks: de|li¦ri|ous
Pronunciation: /dɪˈlɪrɪəs
 
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Definition of delirious in English:

adjective

1In an acutely disturbed state of mind characterized by restlessness, illusions, and incoherence; affected by delirium: he became delirious and couldn’t recognize people
More example sentences
  • If left untreated, the patient may be highly agitated, develop insomnia, become delirious or go into a coma.
  • Vivid hallucinations and delirious illusions may also occur.
  • His vision was dimming as the rock squeezed harder, his mind was almost delirious with the pain.
Synonyms
incoherent, raving, babbling, irrational, hysterical, wild, feverish, frenzied;
deranged, demented, unhinged, mad, insane, crazed, out of one's mind
British informal swivel-eyed
1.1In a state of wild excitement or ecstasy: there was a great roar from the delirious crowd
More example sentences
  • She had been delirious with excitement about the whole thing, from the moment they had been invited along.
  • It requires delirious, wild optimism to believe madness on every continent will keep us safe indefinitely.
  • While the penalty prompted singing and cheering from the crowd, the drop kick produced thunderous applause and brought a delirious crowd to their feet.
Synonyms
ecstatic, euphoric, elated, thrilled, overjoyed, beside oneself, walking on air, on cloud nine/seven, in seventh heaven, jumping for joy, in transports of delight, carried away, transported, rapturous, in raptures, exultant, jubilant, in a frenzy of delight, hysterical, wild with excitement, frenzied
North American informal wigged out

Derivatives

deliriant

1
adjective
Example sentences
  • The goal of intervention is to provide symptomatic relief and to lower the deliriant threshold.
  • It is used as a spice as well as acting as a deliriant if consumed in large quantities.
  • Train stations kept filling up; deliriant crowds, people involved for the first time in their lives, could not get enough of Peron and Eva.

deliriously

2
adverb
[as submodifier]: Rose was deliriously happy
More example sentences
  • I left him deliriously happy, relaxed and content.
  • It's been two summers since I decided to reclaim my life and although I'm not deliriously happy, I'm reaching contentment.
  • Absolutely astonishing, and I'm deliriously happy.

Words that rhyme with delirious

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