Delirious – 1.) Unable to think or speak clearly, especially due to fever or other illness 2.) Uncontrollably excited
To remember the definition of the word delirious, use the following mnemonic:
They delivered us (delirious) a horse for our birthday. We were uncontrollably excited to the point of being unable to speak.
Examples of delirious in a sentence (Unable to think clearly)
The patient may be somewhat confused and delirious.
When my little sister caught the flu, she became delirious from the fever.
She crashed her car and became quite delirious when she saw that she was injured.
Examples of delirious in a sentence (Uncontrollably excited)
Dora returned from her honeymoon deliriously happy.
She had been delirious with excitement about the whole thing, from the moment they had been invited along.
Kate experienced occasional outbursts of delirious excitement.