resembling liver, especially in color.
having a liver disorder; bilious.
disagreeable; crabbed; melancholy: to have a liverish disposition.

Origin of liverish

First recorded in 1730–40; liver1 + -ish1
Related formsliv·er·ish·ness, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for liverish

Historical Examples of liverish

  • The liverish blaze of Falakian sun bore down mercilessly from the crater's rim.

    Pet Farm

    Roger Dee

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

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

    The Last Shot

    Frederick Palmer

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

  • Suddenly the clouds parted westward, and Pendoggat could see Ger Tor outlined against a liverish patch of night sky.

    Furze the Cruel

    John Trevena

British Dictionary definitions for liverish



informal having a disorder of the liver
disagreeable; peevish
Derived Formsliverishness, noun
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