Definition of delirium
- he would stride about his room in a delirium of joy
- —Thomas Wolfe
- a crowd in a state of delirium
In her delirium, nothing she said made any sense.
shoppers running around in a delirium the day before Christmas
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: a mental state in which you are confused and not able to think or speak clearly usually because of fever or some other illness
: a state of wild excitement and great happiness
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