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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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