- 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 deliriously
Five-star reviews made me deliriously happy; three-star reviews crushingly sad.He’s Got a Ticket to Write, or How a Late Train Produced a Novel
April 24, 2014
The Communist Party presides calmly over a nation of deliriously happy citizens.Must-Reads: 'The Fat Years,' 'Drifting House,' and 'The Map and the Territory'
Isaac Stone Fish, Anna Clark, Cameron Martin
January 30, 2012
Or, if not, then at least where it has been the most deliriously exploited.Nancy Meyers' Decorator Porn
December 20, 2009
I knew all this going in, but was too deliriously blinded by the extra-hot sex to really consider it.How I Transformed My Boyfriend Into a Booty Call
November 8, 2008
Torchy is just as deliriously funny in these stories as he was in the previous book.Torchy and Vee
For she was in love—she knew it now—wildly, deliriously, gloriously in love with Owen.The Making of a Soul
She was too deliriously happy to speak, and the only words she could have said were, I love you, I love you.Mrs. Craddock
W. Somerset Maugham
That is to say, he was deliriously glad and he knew he ought not to be.Nothing But the Truth
Frederic S. Isham
For a time, we must believe, humanity then was deliriously bereft.Nonsenseorship
G. G. Putnam and Others
- affected with delirium
- wildly excited, esp with joy or enthusiasm
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Word Origin and History for deliriously
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- Of, suffering from, or characteristic of delirium.
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