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delirious

[dih-leer-ee-uh s] /dɪˈlɪər i əs/
adjective
1.
Pathology. affected with or characteristic of delirium.
2.
wild with excitement, enthusiasm, etc.:
She was delirious with joy at the news.
Origin of delirious
1590-1600
First recorded in 1590-1600; deliri(um) + -ous
Related forms
deliriously, adverb
deliriousness, noun
nondelirious, adjective
nondeliriously, adverb
nondeliriousness, noun
undelirious, adjective
undeliriously, adverb
Synonyms
2. thrilled, excited, ecstatic.
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  • Torchy is just as deliriously funny in these stories as he was in the previous book.

    Torchy and Vee Sewell Ford
  • For she was in love—she knew it now—wildly, deliriously, gloriously in love with Owen.

    The Making of a Soul

    Kathlyn Rhodes
  • 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
  • The air was deliriously fresh and fragrant, and the sun had not yet become hot.

    The Graftons Archibald Marshall
British Dictionary definitions for deliriously

delirious

/dɪˈlɪrɪəs/
adjective
1.
affected with delirium
2.
wildly excited, esp with joy or enthusiasm
Derived Forms
deliriously, adverb
deliriousness, noun
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Word Origin and History for deliriously

delirious

adj.

1703, from stem of delirium + -ous. Figurative use attested from 1791. Related: Deliriously.

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deliriously in Medicine

delirious de·lir·i·ous (dĭ-lēr'ē-əs)
adj.
Of, suffering from, or characteristic of delirium.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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