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delirium -- as in: delirious with joy
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as in: delirious with joy Define
a state of having been taken over by excitement or emotion
  • The basketball fans were delirious.
  • Foothill’s band was playing their fight song over and over; their fans were delirious; their entire team had poured into the end zone to swarm the cornerback who’d scored the touchdown.
    Carl Deuker  --  Gym Candy
  • But when they saw themselves alone in the house they succumbed to the delirium of lovers who were making up for lost time.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  One Hundred Years of Solitude
  • We should have all been delirious that she’d moved out of the basement.
    Sherman Alexie  --  The Absolutlely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

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  • The way her hair was soft around her ears made my stomach landslide with a strange, delirious emotion.
    Victor Martinez  --  Parrot in the Oven
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as in: fever induced delirium Define
a usually brief state of mental confusion often accompanied by hallucinations
as in: delirious with joy Define
a state of having been taken over by excitement or emotion
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