- 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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- 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 feverishly
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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