adjective fe·ver·ish \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

Full Definition of FEVERISH

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

  1. She was feeling tired and feverish.
  2. He had a feverish appearance.

First Known Use of FEVERISH

14th century
FEVERISHNESS Defined for Kids


adjective fe·ver·ish \ˈfē-və-rish\

Definition of FEVERISH for Kids

:  having a fever <a feverish child>
:  characteristic of or relating to a fever <a feverish nightmare>
:  showing great emotion or activity :  hectic <… he belonged to the daytime world of feverish activity. — Betsy Byars, The Summer of the Swans>
fe·ver·ish·ly adverb
Medical Dictionary


adjective fe·ver·ish \ˈfēv-(ə-)rish\

Medical Definition of FEVERISH

:  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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