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feverish Syllabification: fe·ver·ish
Pronunciation: /ˈfēv(ə)riSH/

Definition of feverish in English:


1Having or showing the symptoms of a fever: he suffered from feverish colds
More example sentences
  • The prodrome may include malaise, chills, a feverish feeling, anorexia and irritability.
  • it's enough to send you spiralling into a cold, feverish sweat.
  • On examination, he was feverish with generalised lymphadenopathy and widespread crusting papulopustular lesions.
febrile, fevered, hot, burning
informal having a temperature
1.1Displaying a frenetic excitement or energy: the next couple of weeks were spent in a whirl of feverish activity
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  • Each passing year's is usually billed with feverish excitement as ‘the most important of his political life’.
  • And when Ronaldo drove home, not once, but twice, the excitement reached a feverish pitch.
  • It is more than telling that a well-nigh feverish and frenetic cult of the personality is at the core of this powerful display.
frenzied, frenetic, hectic, agitated, excited, restless, nervous, worked up, overwrought, frantic, furious, hysterical, wild, uncontrolled, unrestrained


Pronunciation: /ˈfēv(ə)riSHnəs/
Example sentences
  • Less than a third of patients in each group experienced constitutional symptoms of feverishness or shivers.
  • The feverishness with which education is being promoted by some of the countries like the U.K. is an indication of the market situation.
  • The feverishness of political discourse in the States boggles me.

Words that rhyme with feverish

liverish • impoverish
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