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delirious Syllabification: de·lir·i·ous
Pronunciation: /dəˈlirēəs/

Definition of delirious in English:


1In an acutely disturbed state of mind resulting from illness or intoxication and characterized by restlessness, illusions, and incoherence of thought and speech.
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.
incoherent, raving, babbling, irrational;
feverish, frenzied;
deranged, demented, unhinged, mad, insane, out of one's mind
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.
ecstatic, euphoric, elated, thrilled, overjoyed, beside oneself, walking on air, on cloud nine, in seventh heaven, carried away, transported, rapturous;
hysterical, wild, frenzied
informal blissed out, over the moon, on a high


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.
Pronunciation: /dəˈlirēəslē/
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.

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