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1  —as in:
fever induced delirium
Definition a usually brief state of mental confusion often accompanied by hallucinations
  • She should not be left alone in case the fever returns and makes her delirious.
delirious = mentally confused
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • We found her in the desert—dehydrated and delirious.
  • delirious = mentally confused
  • She was delirious with the DTs three days into alcohol withdrawal.
  • delirious = mentally confused
  • She was delirious and incoherent.
  • delirious = mentally confused
  • What all did I say while I was delirious?
    S.E. Hinton  --  The Outsiders
  • delirious = in a state of mental confusion
  • He's been suffering from hallucinations and delirium. Ranting and raving.
    Louis Sachar  --  Holes
  • delirium = mental confusion
  • You fainted in church and have been in some sort of delirium ever since.
    Frank Beddor  --  The Looking Glass Wars
  • delirium = state of mental confusion
  • High overhead, Roger, with a sense of delirious abandonment, leaned all his weight on the lever.
    William Golding  --  Lord of the Flies
  • delirious = excited (and perhaps unthinking)
  • He was delirious when he said it.
    Louis Sachar  --  Holes
  • delirious = mentally confused
  • Garrett, delirious, was dumped back in his cell.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
delirious = mentally confused

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2  —as in:
delirious with joy
Definition a state of having been taken over by excitement or emotion
  • The basketball fans were delirious.
delirious = in a state of having been taken over by excitement or emotion
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • And then from the centre of the delirious fury came a cry of agony and shouts of horror.
    Chinua Achebe  --  Things Fall Apart
  • delirious = a state of having been taken over by excitement or emotion
  • ...the general hatred of Eurasia had boiled up into such delirium that if the crowd could have got their hands on the 2,000 Eurasian war-criminals who were to be publicly hanged on the last day of the proceedings, they would unquestionably have torn them to pieces —
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • delirium = intense excitement
  • 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
  • delirium = a state of having been taken over by excitement or emotion
  • The way her hair was soft around her ears made my stomach landslide with a strange, delirious emotion.
    Victor Martinez  --  Parrot in the Oven
  • delirious = extremely happy and excited (perhaps uncontrollably so)
  • We should have all been delirious that she'd moved out of the basement.
    Sherman Alexie  --  The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
  • delirious = happily excited
  • 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
  • delirious = a state of having been taken over by excitement or emotion
  • In the Two Minutes Hate he could not help sharing in the general delirium, but this sub-human chanting of 'B-B! ... B-B!' always filled him with horror.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • delirium = intense excitement
  • He was not any longer in the narrow white corridors in the Ministry of Love, he was in the enormous sunlit passage, a kilometre wide, down which he had seemed to walk in the delirium induced by drugs.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • The first soldier did not see the bread—he was not hungry—but the first Jew saw it. His ragged hand reached down and picked a piece up and shoved it deliriously to his mouth.
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
deliriously = excitement or momentary joy

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