delirium


Also found in: Dictionary, Medical, Legal, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to delirium: delirium tremens
Graphic Thesaurus  🔍
Display ON
Animation ON
Legend
Synonym
Antonym
Related
  • noun

Synonyms for delirium

Synonyms for delirium

a usually brief state of excitement and mental confusion often accompanied by hallucinations

References in classic literature ?
If you persist in disregarding his entreaties, if you let the delirium go on for four-and-twenty hours more, he is a dead man.
In my delirium I wandered deep beneath the ground through a thousand of these dens, and behind locked doors of iron I suffered and died a thousand deaths.
And Larry, under the bridge, had no delirium like mine.
Valentine raised herself in bed, and drew over her chest, which appeared whiter than snow, the embroidered cambric, still moist with the cold dews of delirium, to which were now added those of terror.
Oh, yes; I have frequently seen shadows pass close to me, approach, and disappear; but I took them for visions raised by my feverish imagination, and indeed when you entered I thought I was under the influence of delirium.
Oh, how oppressive this continual delirium is," thought Prince Andrew, trying to drive that face from his imagination.
This is about the time when the delirium usually sets in.
Dreams that were as real as reality -- delirium, of course, but SO real
In the delirium of fever, and in the full possession of his reason, he has the same dreadful doubt of me.
Skipper, beginning the babblings of delirium which alternated with silent moments of control in order to get below and under blankets, descended the ladder-like stairs, and Jerry, all-yearning, controlled himself in silence and watched the slow descent with the hope that when Skipper reached the bottom he would raise his arms and lift him down.
For indeed the moonlight that fell across her bosom was not whiter than my thoughts, nor could any kiss--were it even such a kiss as Venus promised to the betrayer of Psyche--even in its fiercest delirium, be other than dross compared with the wild white peace of those silent hours when we lay thus married and maiden side by side.
I remember, rather indistinctly, that in my desperation and delirium I sprang out into the open and began firing my repeating rifle without seeing anybody to fire at.
you know in your delirium you were continually mentioning some rings or chains
I should be ashamed to say what literary triumphs I achieved in those preposterous deliriums.
Tenders are invited for his funding opportunity announcement (foa) invites applications that focus on clarifying the relationship between delirium and alzheimer~s disease and related dementias (adrd).