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
Despite such regimentation, irreverence and a delirious disregard for all things orderly define George and Harold's approach to life.
One night in February, less than two weeks after he was approved for assisted dying, Mr. Shields awoke in his favorite maroon chair in the living room in a delirious state.
The affected go manic-depressive and hysterical and delirious.
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Origin and Etymology of delirious
First Known Use: 1599
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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