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Recently I was directing an episode of 'Glee' and I lost my cell phone - and I didn't have time to buy a new one for three weeks. Well, the first few days I was anxious as hell, suffered the delirium tremens, didn't think I could make it through, etc. Then something kind of curious happened - I began to feel great.
Eric Stoltz

Meaning of "delirium" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD DELIRIUM

From Latin: madness, from dēlīrāre, literally: to swerve from a furrow, hence be crazy, from de- + līra ridge, furrow.
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PRONUNCIATION OF DELIRIUM

delirium  [dɪˈlɪrɪəm] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF DELIRIUM

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Delirium is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES DELIRIUM MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Delirium

Delirium, or acute confusional state, is a syndrome that presents in two basic forms. In its hyperactive form, it is manifested as severe confusion and disorientation, developing with relatively rapid onset and fluctuating in intensity. In its hypoactive form, it is manifested by an equally sudden withdrawal from interaction with the outside world. Delirium as a syndrome is one which occurs more frequently in people in their later years. However, when it occurs in the course of a critical illness, delirium has been found to occur in young and old patients at relatively even rates. Delirium represents an organically-caused decline from a previously attained baseline level of cognitive function. It is typified by fluctuating course, attentional deficits and generalized severe disorganization of behavior. It typically involves other cognitive deficits, changes in arousal, perceptual deficits, altered sleep-wake cycle, and psychotic features such as hallucinations and delusions.

Definition of delirium in the English dictionary

The definition of delirium in the dictionary is a state of excitement and mental confusion, often accompanied by hallucinations, caused by high fever, poisoning, brain injury, etc. Other definition of delirium is violent excitement or emotion; frenzy.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH DELIRIUM


aquarium
əˈkwɛərɪəm
atrium
ˈeɪtrɪəm
auditorium
ˌɔːdɪˈtɔːrɪəm
bacterium
bækˈtɪərɪəm
barium
ˈbɛərɪəm
crematorium
ˌkrɛməˈtɔːrɪəm
emporium
ɛmˈpɔːrɪəm
equilibrium
ˌiːkwɪˈlɪbrɪəm
honorarium
ˌɒnəˈrɛərɪəm
imperium
ɪmˈpɪərɪəm
ministerium
ˌmɪnɪˈstɪərɪəm
Miriam
ˈmɪrɪəm
moratorium
ˌmɒrəˈtɔːrɪəm
natrium
ˈneɪtrɪəm
planetarium
ˌplænɪˈtɛərɪəm
sanatorium
ˌsænəˈtɔːrɪəm
solarium
səʊˈlɛərɪəm
subdelirium
ˌsʌbdəˈlɪrɪəm
terrarium
tɛˈrɛərɪəm
yttrium
ˈɪtrɪəm

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE DELIRIUM

deliquescence
deliquescent
deliquium
deliration
deliria
deliriant
delirifacient
delirious
deliriously
deliriousness
delirium tremens
delish
delist
delitescence
delitescent
Delius
deliver
deliver oneself of
deliver the goods
deliverability

WORDS THAT END LIKE DELIRIUM

anthurium
armamentarium
cladosporium
cyanobacterium
deuterium
disequilibrium
endometrium
frigidarium
fusarium
herbarium
insectarium
mycobacterium
natatorium
oceanarium
praetorium
puerperium
sanitarium
thermodynamic equilibrium
thorium
vivarium

Synonyms and antonyms of delirium in the English dictionary of synonyms

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SYNONYMS OF «DELIRIUM»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «delirium» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of delirium

Translation of «delirium» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF DELIRIUM

Find out the translation of delirium to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of delirium from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «delirium» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

谵妄
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

delirio
570 millions of speakers

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delirium
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

प्रलाप
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الهذيان
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

бред
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

delirium
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

প্রলাপ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

délire
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Kecelaruan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Delirium
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

精神錯乱
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

정신 착란
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Kelingan
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

mê sảng
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

சித்தப்பிரமை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

उन्माद
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

sayıklama
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

delirio
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

majaczenie
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

маячня
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

delir
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

παραλήρημα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

delirium
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

delirium
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

delirium
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of delirium

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «DELIRIUM»

The term «delirium» is quite widely used and occupies the 29.238 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «DELIRIUM» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about delirium

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7 QUOTES WITH «DELIRIUM»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word delirium.
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Antonin Artaud
There is in every madman a misunderstood genius whose idea, shining in his head, frightened people, and for whom delirium was the only solution to the strangulation that life had prepared for him.
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Louis-Ferdinand Celine
To hell with reality! I want to die in music, not in reason or in prose. People don't deserve the restraint we show by not going into delirium in front of them. To hell with them!
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Cyril Connolly
Slums may well be breeding grounds of crime, but middle class suburbs are incubators of apathy and delirium.
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Zach Galifianakis
You know, sometimes if you work - if you do a lot of takes and you work long hours, for me, at least, there is a delirium that starts kicking in on the fifteenth hour, and that can help. Below the just thirteenth hour is where I have a concern, because everybody's so tired.
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Philip Guston
I am a night painter, so when I come into the studio the next morning the delirium is over.
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Zaha Hadid
When you are overworked and exhausted, there is a sense of kind of delirium and that's why I think architects do all-nighters and they kind of do those deadlines. For four days I remember doing four nights in one row with no sleep. I mean nobody, unless you are crazy, would do that, but you are totally focused on the project.
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Eric Stoltz
Recently I was directing an episode of 'Glee' and I lost my cell phone - and I didn't have time to buy a new one for three weeks. Well, the first few days I was anxious as hell, suffered the delirium tremens, didn't think I could make it through, etc. Then something kind of curious happened - I began to feel great.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «DELIRIUM»

Discover the use of delirium in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to delirium and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Delirium
Book description to come.
Lauren Oliver, 2011
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Delirium (Delirium Trilogy 1)
They would tell lies for it. Even kill for it. Then, at last, they found the cure. The story continues in PANDEMONIUM and REQUIEM. And discover Lauren Oliver's stunning first novel, BEFORE I FALL.
Lauren Oliver, 2011
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Requiem (Delirium Trilogy 3)
The final instalment in the internationally bestselling Delirium trilogy.
Lauren Oliver, 2013
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Pandemonium (Delirium Trilogy 2)
Love, the deadliest of all deadly things.
Lauren Oliver, 2012
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Delirium: Acute Confusional States in Palliative Medicine
This volume provides palliative care physicians, specialist nurses, neurologists, psychiatrists, and other health professionals with a clear account of how to recognise and treat delirium, the most common neuro-psychiatric complication ...
Augusto Caraceni, Luigi Grassi, 2011
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Digital Delirium
Digital Delirium is a manifest against the right-wing politics of cyberlibertarianism and for rewiring the question of ethics to digital reality.
Arthur Kroker, Marilouise Kroker, 1997
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Delirium: Acute Confusional States
The only English-language monograph on this subject, it contains over 2,300 references. The first version of this book was published under the title Delirium: Acute Brain Failure in Man in 1980.
Zbigniew Jerzy Lipowski, 1990
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Turing's Delirium
A chilling literary thriller follows the leader of a group of computer hackers who oppose the government and the big corporations, the founder of the government's code-breaking unit, and a government agent who fears he works for the wrong ...
Edmundo Paz Soldan, 2007
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Delirium: An Interpretation of Arthur Rimbaud
In this book, which marks the centenary of Rimbaud's death in November 1891, Jeremy Reed presents a personal and original interpretation of the poet's life in the crucial period in 1873 when Rimbaud was living out the writing of Une saison ...
Jeremy Reed, 1994
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Football Delirium
An English psychoanalyst turns his eye to the phenomenon of soccer mania, arguing that the passion and madness revealed by fans is in fact a therapeutic outlet for life's frustrations.
Chris Oakley, 2007

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «DELIRIUM»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term delirium is used in the context of the following news items.
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The Delirium Is Real! Natalia Kills Thinks She Has A No. 1 Hit In The …
The Delirium Is Real! Natalia Kills Thinks She Has A No. 1 Hit In The US! See Her LOL-Worthy Tweet! Natalia Kills has lost it. The British singer ... «Music and Lyrics, Jul 15»
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Budget 2015 sketch: George Osborne trumps Labour – and Boris
His delirium was perturbing. He looked in urgent need of a lie-down. After watching him, I was in urgent need of one too. It's safe to say, then, ... «Telegraph.co.uk, Jul 15»
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State of Origin III: Justin Hodges sets up miracle try in Queensland …
... catching the pass and putting it down for a simple try, sending the hometown Suncorp Stadium crowd into delirium as the Maroons marched ... «Sydney Morning Herald, Jul 15»
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Record Store Day Trilogy Kevin Mccaighy , July 8th, 2015 10:56
Wah wah pedal delirium and a brisk pace customise Eno's original into a repository of exposition and extension, pushing out the parameters ... «The Quietus, Jul 15»
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For Those Who Rocked: AC/DC Live At Wembley
... the crowd erupts in a frenzy of delirium that sees pint pots flying through the air, two-finger devil horn signs reaching out and air guitars being ... «The Quietus, Jul 15»
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Three decades on death row Glenn Ford: An American tragedy
He apparently wandered away from his home after suffering from delirium caused by the cancer that had by that point spread throughout his ... «World Socialist Web Site, Jul 15»
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Giants missed Pence, but he doesn't miss a beat
There was delirium in the stands, and then a sweet transition to reverence. There was no reaction but to stand, thousands as one, for a ... «SFGate, Jul 15»
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Where to Eat and Cool Off—Or Better Yet, Where to Just Get Hot
Being hot and sweaty makes cold beer taste infinitely better, and being in a state of heat-induced delirium is fun. It can also be a transportive ... «TheStranger.com, Jul 15»
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Alcoholics Anonymous: Sobering Thoughts
This fights the devastating loneliness that humans vulnerable to booze and drugs formerly could confront only with more delirium. There is a ... «Newsmax, Jul 15»
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On Mo Williams, Regrets and Homecomings
Perhaps delirium was just setting in. Or perhaps it was the look of a man who was just notified that he was being traded to the city of Los ... «Waiting For Next Year, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Delirium [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/delirium>. Dec 2019 ».
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