delirious

[ dih-leer-ee-uhs ]
/ dɪˈlɪər i əs /

adjective

Pathology. affected with or characteristic of delirium.
wild with excitement, enthusiasm, etc.: She was delirious with joy at the news.

Origin of delirious

First recorded in 1590–1600; deliri(um) + -ous
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British Dictionary definitions for delirious

delirious

/ (dɪˈlɪrɪəs) /

adjective

affected with delirium
wildly excited, esp with joy or enthusiasm
Derived Formsdeliriously, adverbdeliriousness, noun
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Word Origin and History for delirious

delirious


adj.

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

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Medicine definitions for delirious

delirious

[ dĭ-lîrē-əs ]

adj.

Of, suffering from, or characteristic of delirium.
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