Definition of delirious in English:

delirious

Syllabification: de·lir·i·ous
Pronunciation: /diˈli(ə)rēəs
 
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adjective

  • 1In an acutely disturbed state of mind resulting from illness or intoxication and characterized by restlessness, illusions, and incoherence of thought and speech.
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    • 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; 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
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    • 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, in seventh heaven, carried away, transported, rapturous; hysterical, wild, frenzied
    informal blissed out, over the moon, on a high

Derivatives

deliriant

adjective
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  • 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

adverb
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  • 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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