liv·​er·​ish ˈli-və-rish How to pronounce liverish (audio)
: resembling liver especially in color
: suffering from liver disorder : bilious
liverishness noun

Examples of liverish in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Or to the proud, liverish flesh of her mother, who now presides over a rooming house of alcoholics. Gail Sheehy, Daily Intelligencer, 9 Sep. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1740, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of liverish was in 1740

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“Liverish.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition


liv·​er·​ish ˈliv-(ə-)rish How to pronounce liverish (audio)
: suffering from liver disorder : bilious
liverishness noun
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