- having fever.
- pertaining to, of the nature of, or resembling fever: a feverish excitement.
- excited, restless, or uncontrolled, as if from fever.
- having a tendency to produce fever.
Origin of feverish
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3. frenzied, impatient, fervent, wrought-up.
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Examples from the Web for feverish
The days it takes place are marked on the wall calendar in the kitchen and counted down to with feverish excitement.Confessions of a Turkey Killer
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Endowing the feverish, PR-patrolled world of presidential politics with thoughtfulness and poise—now that would be radical.Inside The Secret World of London’s National Gallery
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Fifty years ago this week, a divided and feverish Republican Party nominated Barry Goldwater to lead them to victory.Can Rand Bring Blacks Back to the GOP?
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Incapable of movement, incapable of speech, I listened to her feverish words in an agony of shame and sorrow.Read ‘The King in Yellow,’ the ‘True Detective’ Reference That’s the Key to the Show
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In between karaoke bits and feverish dance breaks, Diesel delivers a few heartfelt monologues to the camera.Vin Diesel’s 6 Greatest YouTube Masterpieces
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"No, I ain't nervous," Garson cried, with a feverish effort to appear calm.Within the Law
His appearance might have been the effect of a feverish cold.The Secret Agent
For there she would feel no need of feverish action to pass the time.Tiverton Tales
Sophy was unwell, was feverish; the scarlet fever had been in the neighbourhood.Alice, or The Mysteries, Complete
She did not eat; she did not drink; she looked haggard and feverish.Hetty's Strange History
- suffering from fever, esp a slight fever
- in a state of restless excitement
- of, relating to, caused by, or causing fever
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Word Origin and History for feverish
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- Having a fever.
- Relating to or resembling a fever.
- Causing or tending to cause a fever.
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