delirious

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adjective de·lir·i·ous \ di-ˈlir-ē-əs \

Definition of delirious

1 :of, relating to, or characteristic of delirium
  • delirious mutterings
2 :affected with or marked by delirium
  • delirious with fever
  • delirious fans

deliriously

adverb

deliriousness

noun

Examples of delirious in a Sentence

  1. As the child's temperature went up, he became delirious and didn't know where he was.

  2. He was delirious with fever.

  3. a group of delirious fans celebrating the team's victory

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Origin and Etymology of delirious


DELIRIOUS Defined for English Language Learners

delirious

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Definition of delirious for English Language Learners

  • : not able to think or speak clearly especially because of fever or other illness

  • : very excited


DELIRIOUS Defined for Kids

delirious

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adjective de·lir·i·ous \ di-ˈlir-ē-əs \

Definition of delirious for Students

1 :not able to think or speak clearly usually because of a high fever or other illness
2 :wildly excited

deliriously

adverb
  • deliriously happy

Medical Dictionary

delirious

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adjective de·lir·i·ous \ di-ˈlir-ē-əs \

medical Definition of delirious

1 :of, relating to, or characteristic of delirium
2 :affected with or marked by delirium

deliriously

adverb


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