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
The break from dogma by a party that has long reviled tax boosts — and most things achieved by Obama — underscores McConnell's feverish effort to rescue the Senate legislation from the brink of possible defeat.
Akron Children's nurse call line hears from many parents who are worried about a feverish child whose temperature might spike during the night.
Unlike the feverish anticipation over past meetings between Modi and former President Barack Obama, expectations for Modi's relationship had been lukewarm.
Unlike the feverish anticipation over past meetings between Modi and former President Barack Obama, expectations for Modi's face-to-face with Trump are lukewarm.
At his feverish worst, such as in W., his movies read like a Salon.com article circa 2005.
Becky Krall hurried through the sliding-glass doors of the hospital emergency room around 8 a.m. on Sept. 25, 2015, expecting to see her feverish husband, David, sitting among the patients waiting to see a doctor.
Duncan Burnett and the Riot: Burnett is an engaging and feverish rapper who drew one of the biggest crowds all day to the homegrown stage.
There is a feverish tone to Russian blog posts in the aftermath of Monday’s protests, a sense of hope struggling to defy fear.
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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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