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Synonyms for delirium
dɪˈlɪər i əm; -ˈlɪər i ədelir·i·um

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  1. delirium

    Of these terms insanity is the most exact and comprehensive, including in its widest sense all morbid conditions of mind due to diseased action of the brain or nervous system, but in its more frequent restricted use applied to those forms in which the mental disorder is persistent, as distinguished from those in which it is temporary or transient. Craziness is a vague popular term for any sort of disordered mental action, or for conduct suggesting it. Lunacy originally denoted intermittent insanity, supposed to be dependent on the changes of the moon (Latin luna): the term is now applied in general and legal use to any form of mental unsoundness except idiocy. Madness is the old popular term, now less common, for insanity in its widest sense, but with suggestion of excitement, akin to mania. In the derived sense, lunacy denotes what is insanely foolish, madness what is insanely desperate. Derangement is a common euphemism for insanity. Delirium is always temporary, and is specifically the insanity of disease, as in acute fevers. Dementia is a general weakening of the mental powers: the word is specifically applied to senile insanity, dotage. Aberration is eccentricity of mental action due to an abnormal state of the perceptive faculties, and is manifested by error in perceptions and rambling thought. Hallucination is the apparent perception of that which does not exist or is not present to the senses, as the seeing of specters or of reptiles in delirium tremens. Monomania is mental derangement as to one subject or object. Frenzy and mania are forms of raving and furious insanity. Compare synonyms for DELUSION; IDIOCY.

    aberration, alienation, craziness, dementia, derangement, frenzy, hallucination, insanity, lunacy, madness, mania, monomania

    clearness, good sense, lucidity, rationality, sanity

Princeton's WordNet

  1. craze, delirium, frenzy, fury, hysterianoun

    state of violent mental agitation

    fad, hysterical neurosis, furiousness, hysteria, craze, vehemence, cult, madness, ferocity, violence, fierceness, furore, fury, frenzy, rage, wildness, furor

  2. deliriumnoun

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

    fury, hysteria, frenzy, craze

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  1. deliriumnoun

    wandering (as in fevers), incoherence, hallucination, derangement, insanity, frenzy, raving, madness, alienation of mind

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  1. List of paraphrases for "delirium":

    delusional, delirious, delusion

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  1. Peter Shergill:

    We are looking at learning disability, delirium and end of life, as well as further additions, we have a unique solution that is transferable across ethnicities and backgrounds... users can see the impact they are having.

  2. Deiby Jaimes:

    It's time, there's a social, economic and political crisis. Economically we're completely lost and in a delirium.

  3. Andrew Lerman:

    She knows where she is, who she is -- she's as sharp as a tack, usually, when somebody comes out of a coma like that, they say that the patients have delirium where they're very confused. From day one, she hasn't experienced any of that.

  4. Michele Heisler:

    You can't say that someone dies from any form of delirium, it's like saying, what is the cause of death ? Chest pain. What is the cause of death ? I don't know, shortness of breath. In a way, it's as nonsensical.

  5. Joanna Naples-Mitchell:

    For example, where has excited delirium come up, and trying to understand why it is they are finding what seems to have been the case so far, that it's majority Black men and other people of color this term is being attributed to ? and is it exclusively in the context of law enforcement where this term is coming up ? Is it exclusively in the context of restraints being used that this comes up and deaths are attributed to excited delirium ? There's a lot that legislators can do to really leverage their powers as investigators to look at this and bring public attention to it more broadly.

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