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1‘for much of the time she was delirious, but there were lucid intervals’
incoherent, raving, babbling, irrational, hysterical, wild, feverish, frenzied
deranged, demented, unhinged, mad, insane, crazed, out of one's mind
British informal swivel-eyed
2‘there was a great roar from the delirious crowd’
ecstatic, euphoric, elated, thrilled, overjoyed, beside oneself, walking on air, on cloud nine, on cloud seven, in seventh heaven, jumping for joy, in transports of delight, carried away, transported, rapturous, in raptures, exultant, jubilant, in a frenzy of delight, hysterical, wild with excitement, frenzied
informal blissed out, over the moon, on a high
North American informal wigged out
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