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1An acutely disturbed state of mind that occurs in fever, intoxication, and other disorders and is characterized by restlessness, illusions, and incoherence of thought and speech.
derangement, dementia, dementedness, temporary insanity, temporary madnessView synonyms
- ‘Cognitive impairment, delirium, and dementia are present in some older adult patients.’
- ‘The use of antidepressants, antipsychotics, or anticholinesterase inhibitors for insomnia related to delirium or dementia is also unproved.’
- ‘Psychotic symptoms can appear as a part of delirium, dementia or any other organic brain syndrome.’
- ‘Neurologic consultation can help establish a differential diagnosis in patients with delirium.’
- ‘Some affected people suffer mental disturbances such as delirium, hallucinations, and even psychotic behaviour.’
- ‘Unlike dementia, delirium is a severe but temporary state of mental confusion.’
- ‘Schizophrenia is conventionally distinguished from the organic psychoses dementia and delirium by the absence of intellectual compromise.’
- ‘Certain signs and symptoms can help physicians distinguish between delirium and a pre-existing psychiatric disorder.’
- 1.1 Wild excitement or ecstasy.
ecstasy, rapture, transports, wild emotion, passion, wildness, excitement, frenzy, feverishness, feverView synonyms
- ‘The smell of incense filled the room and transported me, in my delirium, back to my youth as a Miami altar boy.’
- ‘There's a floodlit stage and electronic band of ‘gruperos’ in transports of salsa-invoked delirium.’
- ‘I ended up getting a digital keyboard, which was so amazing to me - excitement to the point of delirium.’
- ‘Not only did the win send the home fans into state of rapturous delirium, but the achievement relieved the team's coach, who had looked tense during the final.’
- ‘‘The thrill, the mad delirium of being free is beyond description,’ he writes.’
Mid 16th century: from Latin, from delirare deviate, be deranged (literally deviate from the furrow), from de- away + lira ridge between furrows.
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