delirious

[dih-leer-ee-uhs]

adjective

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

Nearby words

  1. deliquesce,
  2. deliquescence,
  3. deliquescent,
  4. deliration,
  5. deliriant,
  6. delirium,
  7. delirium tremens,
  8. delis,
  9. delish,
  10. delist

Origin of delirious

First recorded in 1590–1600; deliri(um) + -ous

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British Dictionary definitions for deliriously

delirious

adjective

affected with delirium
wildly excited, esp with joy or enthusiasm
Derived Formsdeliriously, adverbdeliriousness, 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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Medicine definitions for deliriously

delirious

[dĭ-lîrē-əs]

adj.

Of, suffering from, or characteristic of delirium.

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