delirious


Also found in: Dictionary, Medical, Legal, Wikipedia.
  • adj

Synonyms for delirious

Synonyms for delirious

marked by extreme excitement, confusion, or agitation

Synonyms for delirious

experiencing delirium

Related Words

marked by uncontrolled excitement or emotion

References in classic literature ?
There were delirious fancies such as the madman fashions.
A man dying from a sudden blow does not commonly become delirious.
Never in the delirious dream of a disordered brain could anything more savage, more appalling, more hellish be conceived than that dark form and savage face which broke upon us out of the wall of fog.
For two days Rachel Howells had been so ill, sometimes delirious, sometimes hysterical, that a nurse had been employed to sit up with her at night.
Half-way down there was a sudden drop, then a rise, and after that another long delirious descent.
They had fastened his door on the outside, he said, in case of his being delirious, but had so arranged that he could not make any noise without being heard.
Throughout the day he was delirious, pacing up and down, uttering hoarse cries, gnawing his clinched fists, and ready to open his veins and drink his own hot blood.
Every night his delirious imagination represented la Esmeralda to him in all the attitudes which had caused his blood to boil most.
As the night came on he became slightly delirious, but towards morning he awoke from a restless sleep.
It was not in the least surprising that Rogojin should be, at this time, in a more or less delirious condition; for not to speak of the excitements of the day, he had spent the night before in the train, and had not slept more than a wink for forty-eight hours.
Visions of his father, wife, sister, and future son, and the tenderness he had felt the night before the battle, the figure of the insignificant little Napoleon, and above all this the lofty sky, formed the chief subjects of his delirious fancies.
No schoolboy counting the lagging hours that must pass before the beginning of "long vacation" released him to the delirious joys of the sum-mer camp could have been filled with greater im-patience or keener anticipation.
Miss Porter was carried off into the jungle by some wild animal while I was lying delirious with fever.
It may have been a new phase of the poisoning, but the delirious promptings had all passed away and were succeeded by an exceedingly languid and, at the same time, perceptive state of mind.
Refreshed for the moment, she spoke again--spoke to the visionary servant of her delirious fancy, while she rested in Emily's arms.