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Definition: 1. irrational or incoherent due to mental illness or a temporary physical condition; 2. extremely excited or overjoyed

Synonyms: disturbed, deranged, incoherent, confused, demented, frantic, frenzied, excited, ecstatic

Antonyms: rational, clear-headed, calm, relaxed

Tips: The related noun delirium, from which the word delirious was formed, originated from the Latin word delirare, "to be deranged." Delirium is the state of being very excited about something or to be temporarily confused or mentally disturbed.

Usage Examples:

She could barely see straight, she was so delirious with excitement. (frantic, ecstatic)

The delirious basketball fans rushed the court when their team won the championship. (frenzied, ecstatic)

I was delirious after staying up all night to study for an exam. (confused, incoherent)

The doctors discovered that Bob's state of delirium was brought on by a growing brain tumor. (confusion, incoherence, dementia) noun

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