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

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  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.

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

    Antonyms:
    clearness, good sense, lucidity, rationality, sanity

Princeton's WordNet

  1. craze, delirium, frenzy, fury, hysterianoun

    state of violent mental agitation

    Synonyms:
    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

    Synonyms:
    fury, hysteria, frenzy, craze

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. deliriumnoun

    Synonyms:
    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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How to use delirium in a sentence?

  1. Sharon Inouye:

    I think the providers are so taxed that you're trying to keep the patient alive, during these times of crisis, you're just trying to keep the patient alive. Things like delirium prevention are just like extra credit assignments.

  2. Aakriti Gupta:

    COVID-19 patients can be intubated for two to three weeks ; a quarter require ventilators for 30 or more days, these are very prolonged intubations, and patients need a lot of sedation. ' ICU delirium' was a well-known condition before COVID, and the hallucinations may be less an effect of the virus and more an effect of the prolonged sedation.

  3. Deiby Jaimes:

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

  4. Elijah McKnight in 2019:

    They said I didn't need to be hospitalized. So they definitely wasn't going to give me ketamine until the police asked for it, i definitely wasn't experiencing excited delirium, I can tell you that.

  5. 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.

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