American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Resembling liver, especially in color.
- adj. Having a liver disorder; bilious.
- adj. Having a disagreeable disposition; irritable.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Like liver in consistency or color.
- Having symptoms of a disordered liver; bilious.
- Hence Bad-tempered; irritable, as if having a disordered liver.
- adj. suffering from or suggesting a liver disorder or gastric distress
- adj. irritable as if suffering from indigestion
- liver + -ish (Wiktionary)
“For those who feel "liverish" from time to time, the ruby is helpful as it is supposed to purify and refine the blood.”
“This remedy tends to suit those animals of a 'liverish' temperament that may drink large quantities of cold water at one time as well as those who need digestive support in hot weather.”
“The Instapundit blog also mocked the choice of photo for the cover, saying, "He looks terrible, and surprisingly like Jimmy Carter, even down to the downturned liverish lips and incipient jowls.”
“The wrinkled slice of orange meant the 'Ardenne', a liverish concoction that may, or may not, have contained duck.”
“Miss Wellings, too, was especially liverish as lessons began.”
“As if on command, the majordomo in the liverish suit tapped a silver spoon against leaded crystal from the entrance to the dining room.”
“A drink makes the bird a little liverish and late-on-friday-night-feeling it seems.”
“Can they even imagine the frighteningly unaffectionate, if not downright liverish, stare with which people have come to greet each such well-publicized and self-regarding near miss?”
“Brianna remembered that vividly, too; the placenta, that liverish, slippery afterthought of birth, almost soothing as it passed over the much-abused tissues with a sense of peaceful completion.”
“Entering his deserted house, he told Warmson that he felt liverish; he would have a cup of tea and”
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