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dɪˈlɪər i əsdeliri·ous

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. delirious, hallucinatingadjective

    experiencing delirium

  2. delirious, excited, frantic, mad, unrestrainedadjective

    marked by uncontrolled excitement or emotion

    "a crowd of delirious baseball fans"; "something frantic in their gaiety"; "a mad whirl of pleasure"


  1. deliriousadjective

    Being in the state of delirium

    Etymology: From delirium ; see also delirus

  2. deliriousadjective

    Having uncontrolled excitement; ecstatic

    Etymology: From delirium ; see also delirus

Webster Dictionary

  1. Deliriousadjective

    having a delirium; wandering in mind; light-headed; insane; raving; wild; as, a delirious patient; delirious fancies

    Etymology: [From Delirium.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Delirious

    de-lir′i-us, adj. wandering in mind: light-headed: insane.—n. Delirā′tion, madness, an aberration.—adj. Delirifā′cient, producing delirium.—n. any substance with this quality.—adv. Delir′iously.—ns. Delir′iousness; Delir′ium, state of being delirious: strong excitement: wild enthusiasm.—Delirium tremens, a delirious disorder of the brain produced by excessive drinking, and often marked by convulsive or trembling symptoms. [L. delirus, crazy—de, from, and lira, a furrow; tremens, the pr.p. of tremĕre, to tremble.]

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  1. delirious


    My parents are delirious

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of delirious in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of delirious in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of delirious in a Sentence

  1. Rebecca Latta:

    He gave me a huge hug, i think he’s so exhausted that I really think he doesn’t have a lot of words right now and he’s a little bit delirious after five days of wandering around in the forest.

  2. Richard Lewis:

    I’m really proud of that first day, and I just hope it continues, i’m still delirious that I’m going to actually be a part of the 11th season. I was so ecstatic to be there.

  3. Julie Burchill:

    Now the whole dizzying and delirious range of sexual possibilities has been boiled down to that one big, boring, bulimic word. RELATIONSHIP.

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