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
Examples of delirious in a Sentence
As the child's temperature went up, he became delirious and didn't know where he was.
He was delirious with fever.
a group of delirious fans celebrating the team's victory
Recent Examples of delirious from the Web
As the drums beat in one end zone Wednesday night and delirious fans jumped out of their seats and high-fived in the other, there was a sense that Miami FC had finally deemed itself worthy of Miami’s attention.
Its giddy choreography and delirious finale, complete with skyrocketing streamers of bright-pink toilet paper, is flat-out hilarious.
Mom and Dad are delirious with love and exhaustion.
Nolan Arenado hit a stunning, three-run homer as the Rockies won 7-5 in front of a delirious crowd at Coors Field.
A few minutes before, the Rockies’ all-star third baseman had blasted a walk-off, three-run homer off closer Mark Melancon to beat San Francisco 7-5 in front of a delirious sellout Father’s Day crowd of 48,341 at Coors Field.
For Democrats, Mueller’s Russia inquiry has created delirious anticipation of a sweaty summer of oaths and indictments.
Ohio State students flooded the court in a delirious victory celebration.
Lana Del Rey’s delirious lead single off her upcoming Lust For Life album is quintessentially Lana; with a cinematic, orchestral sound and carefree, nostalgic vibe.
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DELIRIOUS Defined for English Language Learners
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
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
deliriouslyadverb deliriously happy
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