feverish

[fee-ver-ish]
adjective
1.
having fever.
2.
pertaining to, of the nature of, or resembling fever: a feverish excitement.
3.
excited, restless, or uncontrolled, as if from fever.
4.
having a tendency to produce fever.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English feverisch. See fever, -ish1

feverishly, adverb
feverishness, noun
nonfeverish, adjective
nonfeverishly, adverb
nonfeverishness, noun
pseudofeverish, adjective
pseudofeverishly, adverb
unfeverish, adjective

fervent, fever, feverish.


3. frenzied, impatient, fervent, wrought-up.
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feverish or feverous (ˈfiːvərɪʃ)
 
adj
1.  suffering from fever, esp a slight fever
2.  in a state of restless excitement
3.  of, relating to, caused by, or causing fever
 
feverous or feverous
 
adj
 
'feverishly or feverous
 
adv
 
'feverously or feverous
 
adv
 
'feverishness or feverous
 
n

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feverish
excited, 1630s; having symptoms of fever, 1640s, from fever + -ish. Earlier in same sense was feverous (late 14c.). Related: Feverishly.
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feverish fe·ver·ish (fē'vər-ĭsh)
adj.

  1. Having a fever.

  2. Relating to or resembling a fever.

  3. Causing or tending to cause a fever.

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Example sentences
When cornered, rattlers feverishly shake their iconic tails as a last warning
  to back off.
He took off his hat, placed his hand upon his heart, and hurried towards her
  muttering and gesticulating feverishly.
She would sometimes begin to cry suddenly and was often ill and feverishly
  delirious.
Forests breathe feverishly, clouds sing softly, a golden oriole prays for rain.
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