Meaning of deliration in English:


Pronunciation /dɛlɪˈreɪʃ(ə)n/


mass nounrare
  • Frenzied or delirious behaviour.

    ‘Two pages of it will produce a mild deliration.’
    • ‘Their immense and sandy diffuseness is like the prairie, or the desert, and their incongruities are like the last deliration.’
    • ‘It would have been repressed by ridicule as a deliration of the human mind.’
    • ‘She was not frantic; but had such a pretty deliration, that in her ravings there was oftentimes more attractiveness than in many sane persons' conversation.’
    • ‘The graceful levity of the nation could not easily err in this direction, nor tolerate such deliration in the greatest of men.’
    insanity, insaneness, dementia, mental illness, derangement, dementedness, instability, unsoundness of mind, lunacy, distraction, depression, mania, hysteria, frenzy, psychosis, psychopathy, schizophrenia, hydrophobia


Early 17th century from Latin deliratio(n-), from delirat- past participial stem of delirare ‘deviate, be deranged’ (see delirium) + -ation.