- Pathology. affected with or characteristic of delirium.
- wild with excitement, enthusiasm, etc.: She was delirious with joy at the news.
Origin of delirious
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2. thrilled, excited, ecstatic.
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Examples from the Web for delirious
I was sort of delirious in the middle of that big thing happening.All Eyes on Anjelica Huston: The Legendary Actress on Love, Abuse, and Jack Nicholson
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During those 12 days that we shot, I became really ill, so I was having that delirious, waking dream feeling anyway.Carrie Coon on ‘The Leftovers,’ That Wild Finale, Her Apocalyptic Visions, and ‘Gone Girl’
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He contracts Kharga Fever, which renders him delirious and causes him gradually to lose his eyesight.The 2013 Novel of the Year Is…
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I remember a time, soon after we moved to the compound, when I was delirious with fever and desperately wanted her by my side.Scientology’s Sea Org: A Story of Escape for Katie Holmes and Suri Cruise
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With most of America delirious with Obamaphilia, conservatives are feeling thin-skinned and not much in the mood for compromise.The GOP's New Powell Problem
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In two hours I was delirious, and the end of the Diary and of myself was at hand.Diary from November 12, 1862, to October 18, 1863
Roland was, however, by this time in high fever and delirious.A Singer from the Sea
Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
Macquart, especially, appeared to be delirious with enthusiasm.The Fortune of the Rougons
For months I was mad, fevered, delirious, and yet I could not die.The Captain of the Pole-Star and Other Tales
Arthur Conan Doyle
If a delirious man had struck me, I should not have been angry with him.The Stark Munro Letters
J. Stark Munro
- affected with delirium
- wildly excited, esp with joy or enthusiasm
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Word Origin and History for delirious
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- Of, suffering from, or characteristic of delirium.
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