Definition of


  1. (adj, all) marked by intense agitation or emotion
  2. (adj, pert) of or relating to or characterized by fever
  3. (adj, all) having or affected by a fever

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Synonyms of Feverish

febrile, feverous, hectic

Alternate forms of Feverish

Derivations: feverishness

Origin of the word Feverish

  1. ?excited,? 1630s; ?having symptoms of fever,? 1640s, from fever + -ish. Earlier in same sense was feverous (late 14c.). Related: Feverishly. more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

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