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  • adj. Affected by a fever; feverish.
  • adj. heated, impassioned

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Highly excited.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Suffering from fever; feverish; hence, heated; perturbed; disordered: as, a fevered imagination.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. highly excited


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  • A more open market for college admissions, no matter how fevered, is still fairer than the old system, which petered out in the mid-1960s, whereby Exeter's headmaster could earmark a few dozen of each year's seniors for admission to Harvard.

    The New College Chaos

  • "Pathetic," he called the fevered satisfaction she took in the hovering attentions of our old black nurse, who gave us brief respites in the two sick-rooms by turns, and who had according to Mrs. Fontenette, "such a beautiful faith!"

    Strong Hearts

  • I will take steps to learn my way around Seattle better, so that I don't feel trapped indoors/stir crazy/cabin fevered.

    Happy New Year!

  • I just can't remember any who've shown an "eye" or a shooting style that I would call fevered or amped-up and

    Hollywood Elsewhere

  • Each new record is greeted with the kind of fevered hope and fear and anticipation unique to those cult bands who are truly adored: Will it be too populist?

    Love, Belle and Sebastian-style

  • The rise of the viral right here has fostered the same kind of fevered imaginings.

    Mark Olmsted: The Evolution of Fascism -- Then and Now

  • Is the film some kind of fevered dream taking place in Bill's sexually frustrated mind?

    Films I Love #14: Eyes Wide Shut (Stanley Kubrick, 1999)

  • But we -- I mean, I think that they must leak a certain amount in order to build up that kind of fevered (ph) anticipation.

    CNN Transcript Sep 9, 2009

  • Once largely emblematic of the far Right, which saw black helicopters of the dreaded United Nations behind every mountain, Jews running everything, Communists working nefariously under every bed, fluoridation plots, an immigrant assault on the Anglo-Saxon gene pool, and a liberal cabal out to steal their assault hunting rifles, now the Left is awash in the same kind of fevered thinking.

    The End is at Hand (to Leftist Conspiracy Theories)

  • It was the same way that we discussed teen pregnancy and divorce an eleventh-grader over at the high school was rumored to have gotten pregnant that summer, and Cheri Wilkinson's parents were separating and her dad was moving to a different house: with the kind of fevered, fearful urgency that bordered on excitement.

    Come, Armageddon, Come


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