[ fee-ver-ish-lee ]
/ ˈfi vər ɪʃ li /
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in a way that is overexcited, restless, or uncontrolled, as if from fever:I haven’t called you in the past few weeks because I've been working feverishly in the lab on a compelling new project.
to a degree that suggests fever: Tonight, his brilliant blue eyes were feverishly bright.It was a feverishly hot day in August.
in a manner caused by fever: He had forgotten how, just a few weeks ago, breathing was a chore and he was lying there helpless and feverishly delirious.



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Origin of feverishly

non·fe·ver·ish·ly, adverbpseu·do·fe·ver·ish·ly, adverb
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