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delirious

[ dih-leer-ee-uhs ]
/ dɪˈlɪər i əs /
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adjective
Pathology. affected with or characteristic of delirium.
wild with excitement, enthusiasm, etc.: She was delirious with joy at the news.

OTHER WORDS FOR delirious

2 thrilled, excited, ecstatic.
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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 forms of delirious

deliriously, adverbdeliriousness, noun
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Medical definitions for delirious

delirious
[ dĭ-lîrē-əs ]

adj.
Of, suffering from, or characteristic of delirium.
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