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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bedlam, bother, brouhaha, bustle, clamor, clatter, commotion, disturbance, fuss, hoo-ha (also hoo-hah), hubbub, hullabaloo, hurly-burly, ruckus, ruction, rumpus, shindy, squall, stew, stir, storm, tempest, to-do, tumult;
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an inn where caravans rest at night
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