American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Of, relating to, or resembling a fever.
- adj. Having a fever or symptoms characteristic of a fever.
- adj. Causing or tending to cause fever.
- adj. Marked by intense agitation, emotion, or activity: worked at a feverish pace.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having fever, especially a slight degree of fever: as, the patient is feverish.
- Indicating or characteristic of fever: as, feverish symptoms.
- Having a tendency to produce fever: as, feverish food.
- Morbidly eager; unduly ardent: as, a feverish craving for notoriety or fame.
- Excited and fitful; in a state resembling fever; now hot, now cold; characterized by sudden change or rapid fluctuations: as, a feverish state of the money market.
- adj. In the state of having a fever, to have an elevated body temperature.
- adj. filled with excess energy.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Having a fever; suffering from, or affected with, a moderate degree of fever; showing increased heat and thirst.
- adj. Indicating, or pertaining to, fever; characteristic of a fever.
- adj. Hot; sultry.
- adj. Disordered as by fever; excited; restless.
- adj. of or relating to or characterized by fever
- adj. having or affected by a fever
- adj. marked by intense agitation or emotion
- From fever + -ish (Wiktionary)
“The No. 1 is what I call feverish in its vibrations, and would be certain to give any instrument a hollow tone, an instrument cuddled, tempered, and made to fit the ear of the expected purchaser by the experienced one who has it to dispose of.”
“I have been feeling a little cabin feverish as here in almost always sunny Phoenix we had terrible rains, flooding and trees down.”
“In those days, banking was not national, and New York and Chicago were in feverish competition.”
“And this Moroccan question, how feverish is the feeling in that momentous conclave.”
“The Brownie was soon at the door, but not so soon as Ellen, who had dressed in feverish haste.”
“She did not sleep, but lay tossing from side to side in feverish excitement the whole night – having, in fact, a terrible battle between her own fierce passions and her newly awakened conscience.”
“When Mexican damsels reach that "hood" which permits of long dresses and big bustles, they are in feverish expectation until, during a walk or drive, a flash from a pair of soft, black eyes tells its tale and a pair of starry ones sends back a swift reply, and with a tender sigh she realizes she has learned that which comes into the lives of them all.”
“He now forbore to interrupt her; she spoke in short feverish sentences, taking a mournful pleasure in thus confessing her love, in sharing with that venerable priest the secret which had so long burdened her.”
“Again, in some cases of what is commonly called feverish cold, stimulants like ammonia assist”
“I'm no longer feverish, which is awesome - but I can't walk across the room without coughing and/or feeling week and shaky.”
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