Definition of feverish
1a : tending to cause feverb : having the symptoms of a feverc : indicating or relating to fever
2 : marked by intense emotion, activity, or instability feverish excitement
Examples of feverish in a Sentence
She was feeling tired and feverish.
He had a feverish appearance.
Recent Examples of feverish from the Web
While Fifth Harmony’s release is a romantic summer track in line with the group’s discography, Cabello offers a slower, feverish song made for summer nights.
As Saddam’s body was taken out of the execution chamber, a feverish crowd began to beat and spit on him.
Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band by the Beatles, which had aroused feverish expectations and lived up to all of them.
Infected by this feverish atmosphere, the American Psychological Association recently announced the Decade of Behavior, a hopeful follow-up to the recently expired Decade of the Brain.
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First Known Use of feverish
FEVERISH Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of feverish for English Language Learners
: 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
FEVERISH Defined for Kids
Definition of feverish for Students
1 : having a fever a feverish child
2 : characteristic of or relating to a fever a feverish nightmare
3 : showing great emotion or activity : hectic … he belonged to the daytime world of feverish activity. — Betsy Byars, The Summer of the Swans
Medical Definition of feverish
2: of or indicating fever a feverish condition
3: infected with or tending to cause fever a damp, feverish, unhealthy spot—R. L. Stevenson
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