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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ One patient was delirious with a high fever.
▪ And the delirious thrill of release as that bottle detonated against the wall had been terrifying in its power.
▪ And they all jump on me from great heights till corns on my hand seem like the fringe benefits of delirious joy.
▪ For two weeks he was in a delirious condition, then began to recover.
▪ From that jumping-off point, the plot hits hairpin turns, sudden cliff drops and delirious loops of logic and technology.
▪ It may be a delirious hope, but you force yourself to rest your arms on your chest, crossed and pulsing.
▪ The drunken sailors won comfortably and the delirious home support cheered Johnstone's every move.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Delirious \De*lir"i*ous\, a. [From Delirium.] Having a delirium; wandering in mind; light-headed; insane; raving; wild; as, a delirious patient; delirious fancies. -- De*lir"i*ous*ly, adv. -- De*lir"i*ous*ness, n.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

1703, from stem of delirium + -ous. Figurative use attested from 1791. Related: Deliriously.


a. 1 (context symptom English) Being in the state of delirium. 2 Having uncontrolled excitement; ecstatic.

  1. adj. experiencing delirium [syn: hallucinating]

  2. marked by uncontrolled excitement or emotion; "a crowd of delirious baseball fans"; "something frantic in their gaiety"; "a mad whirl of pleasure" [syn: excited, frantic, mad, unrestrained]

Delirious (wrestler)

Hunter Johnston (born December 19, 1980) is an American professional wrestler, better known by his ring name Delirious and wrestling for Ring of Honor, International Wrestling Cartel, Chikara, Pro Wrestling Noah, and Jersey All Pro Wrestling. He is known for his outrageous antics, such as running around aimlessly and screaming wildly when the opening ring bell sounds, and speaking in a rambling and mostly incoherent fashion. He is the head booker and the Senior Producer of Ring of Honor Television, while also running the company's wrestling school, the ROH Dojo.

Delirious (Prince song)

"Delirious" is a song by American musician Prince, from his 1982 album, 1999. It was the album's third single, and Prince's second top 10 hit, reaching number 8 in the US during the fall of 1983. The success of the single was boosted by the runaway success of the previous single, " Little Red Corvette", and also because DJs often played the first three album tracks in sequence, which just happened to be the order of the singles released from the album.

Delirious (1991 film)

Delirious is a 1991 fantasy comedy film starring John Candy, Mariel Hemingway, Emma Samms and Raymond Burr (in his last film role before his death). The film used the 1982 song of the same name by Prince as its title theme. It was a commercial failure after its release. Despite this, the film received mixed reviews and holds a 44% rating on Rotten Tomatoes based on 9 reviews.


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Delirious (2006 film)

Delirious is a 2006 film released directed by Tom DiCillo. It stars Steve Buscemi, Michael Pitt and Alison Lohman.

It is the story of twenty-year-old Toby Grace ( Michael Pitt) who progresses from a homeless scavenger in New York City to the assistant of a neurotic paparazzo, Les Galantine ( Steve Buscemi), then falls in love with a famous singer, K'harma.

Delirious (band)

Delirious is a thrash metal band from Hamm, Germany, formed in 1990. They performed a cover of the German band Blind Guardian's song "Majesty" that was included on the Blind Guardian tribute album Tales From the Underworld.

Delirious (David Guetta song)

"Delirious" is a house song performed by French DJ David Guetta and Tara McDonald (McDonald also co wrote the song) for Guetta's third studio album, Pop Life. The song was released as the album's fourth single on January 31, 2008. Several remixes of the song, including mixes by Fred Rister, Marc Mysterio, Laidback Luke, and Arno Cost and Norman Doray were released. A video clip for the song was filmed by Denys Thibaut in Montreal, featuring David Guetta and Tara McDonald, picturing an executive assistant ( Kelly Thiebaud) throwing paint all over her boss's office.

Usage examples of "delirious".

How many delirious days had passed since I had returned to Alsatia from the Rolls Chapel?

The clamps and weights still in place, he had forced her to squirm and writhe for an hour or more while he had tormented her, pulling on the weights until she was delirious with the sensations he was forcing her body to experience.

While he had been here in this same hospital with the delirious Sub-Lieutenant Napier, some busybody had noticed in his paybook that one of his inoculations was out of date.

Delirious young women of the silk-stocking class did not arrive at the Sawtooth every morning, and it was rumored already amongst the men that she was some looker, which naturally whetted their interest in her.

Ratchip had forwarded a handful of semiliterate messages from delirious garners, praising Skullpulper in what passed for gushing flattery.

Ancient ballads she sang that made the Goshawk sigh for home, and affected the Club with delirious love for the grand old water that was speeding them onward.

She was delirious most of the time from hunger and pain and dreamed terrifying nightmares of earthquakes, and sharp claws, and lonely aching fear.

In less than half an hour after his embrocations had been applied, she recovered the use of her tongue, opened her eyes, and having, in delirious exclamations, upbraided her perfidious lover, became quite sensible and composed, though she continued extremely low and dejected.

One of the Harpers Bizarre was descending right toward me, his face twisted in a delirious look of joy, his talons fairly quivering with anticipation.

Scores fell, Skraelings clinging to their faces and necks, their teeth sunk deep into the sweet flesh of the manlings, almost delirious with joy as they tasted their flesh.

The next day Doctor Olivo found her very feverish, and told her brother that she would most likely be excited and delirious, but that it would be the effect of the fever and not the work of the devil.

She forbade me to enter, saying that her niece was still delirious, continually calling on me in her transports, and that the doctor had declared that if the disease continued its course she had not twenty-four hours to live.

Victoria was out when Olivia discovered it, and by late that afternoon, he was almost delirious and Olivia had called the doctor.

He was delirious again, and he drifted in and out of sleep all day, unsure of who she was, sometimes he thought she was Olivia, and at other times, her sister.

Or could it be in that delirious sky over Baghdad, with white streaks and flares whirling in the electric blue of the nightscope like a kind of strange cellular activity, the darting of sperm in an inky womb, the mysterious associations of organelles, that some magic had been at work, infecting those who fought beneath it with unending dissatisfaction?