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  1. producing, resembling, or resulting from ague.
  2. easily affected by or subject to fits of ague.
  3. shaking; quivering.
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Origin of aguish

First recorded in 1610–20; ague + -ish1
Related formsa·gu·ish·ly, adverb
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Examples from the Web for aguish

Historical Examples

  • During the night Don Luis was attacked with aguish symptoms.


    J. Tyrwhitt Brooks

  • Morse had lived before in aguish districts, and had no fear.

  • The smell of the aguish flats which fringed that part of Paris rose strong in his nostrils.

    Count Hannibal

    Stanley J. Weyman

  • An aguish climate will make inhabitants sheer off speedily to healthier localities.

    Cedar Creek

    Elizabeth Hely Walshe

  • By these Methods frequently the aguish Paroxysms became gradually milder, and at last vanished.