delirious

[dih-leer-ee-uhs]
adjective
1.
Pathology. affected with or characteristic of delirium.
2.
wild with excitement, enthusiasm, etc.: She was delirious with joy at the news.

Origin:
1590–1600; deliri(um) + -ous

deliriously, adverb
deliriousness, noun
nondelirious, adjective
nondeliriously, adverb
nondeliriousness, noun
undelirious, adjective
undeliriously, adverb


2. thrilled, excited, ecstatic.
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delirious (dɪˈlɪrɪəs)
 
adj
1.  affected with delirium
2.  wildly excited, esp with joy or enthusiasm
 
de'liriously
 
adv
 
de'liriousness
 
n

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delirious
1703, from L. delirium (see delirium). Figurative use attested from 1791. Related: Deliriously (1820).
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delirious de·lir·i·ous (dĭ-lēr'ē-əs)
adj.
Of, suffering from, or characteristic of delirium.

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Example sentences
My dad and uncle also got into the act, almost delirious with excitement at the
  thought of a wedding in the family.
This week, the brother had a stroke and now is delirious and uncommunicative.
Soon Cole too falls ill, becoming delirious.
The players at times were as delirious as their fans.
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