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liverish

[liv-er-ish] /ˈlɪv ər ɪʃ/
adjective
1.
resembling liver, especially in color.
2.
having a liver disorder; bilious.
3.
disagreeable; crabbed; melancholy:
to have a liverish disposition.
Origin of liverish
1730-1740
1730-40; liver1 + -ish1
Related forms
liverishness, noun
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  • 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.

    The Devil Doctor Sax Rohmer
  • 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

liverish

/ˈlɪvərɪʃ/
adjective
1.
(informal) having a disorder of the liver
2.
disagreeable; peevish
Derived Forms
liverishness, noun
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