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liverish

[ liv-er-ish ]

adjective

  1. resembling liver, live, especially in color.
  2. having a liver live disorder; bilious.
  3. disagreeable; crabbed; melancholy:

    to have a liverish disposition.



liverish

/ ˈlɪvərɪʃ /

adjective

  1. informal.
    having a disorder of the liver
  2. disagreeable; peevish


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Derived Forms

  • ˈliverishness, noun

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Other Words From

  • liver·ish·ness noun

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Word History and Origins

Origin of liverish1

First recorded in 1730–40; liver 1 + -ish 1

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Example Sentences

He was heavily built, with an undershot jaw and a patch of liverish birthmark on his cheek.

But there was no mortal connection between this liverish individual and the schemes of Dr. Fu-Manchu.

It was true he was more than old enough to be the girl's father, and was distinctly liverish.

The car came for me on a dull liverish morning, and I had to say good-bye.

But when they ripened, they grew fat and juicy, the size of a grape, and of a liverish color.

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