fe·ver·ish adjective \ˈfē-vrish, ˈfe-vər-ish\
: having a fever : suffering from a higher than normal body temperature caused by illness
: of or relating to a fever
: involving intense emotion or activity : feeling or showing great or extreme excitement
a : tending to cause fever
b : having the symptoms of a fever
c : indicating or relating to fever
: marked by intense emotion, activity, or instability <feverish excitement>
— fe·ver·ish·ly adverb
— fe·ver·ish·ness noun
Examples of FEVERISH
- She was feeling tired and feverish.
- He had a feverish appearance.
First Known Use of FEVERISH
Related to FEVERISH
- agitated, excited, frenzied, heated, hectic, hyperactive, overactive, overwrought, in a lather, keyed up
- cold, cool, dispassionate, emotionless, impassive, unemotional
fe·ver·ish adjective \ˈfēv-(ə-)rish\ (Medical Dictionary)
: showing symptoms indicating fever (as increased heat and thirst or delirium) : having a fever <the patient is feverish>; specifically : abnormally hot <the child's forehead felt feverish>
: of or indicating fever <a feverish condition>
: infected with or tending to cause fever <a damp, feverish, unhealthy spot—R. L. Stevenson>
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