Definition of feverish in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈfiːv(ə)rɪʃ/


1Having or showing the symptoms of a fever: she felt sick and feverish a feverish cold
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  • 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, with a high temperature, hot, burning, sweating;
informal with a temperature
rare pyretic
1.1Characterized by or displaying 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, distracted, hysterical, wild, manic, maniacal, like one possessed;
uncontrolled, unrestrained
informal in a tizzy
British informal swivel-eyed



Pronunciation: /ˈfiːv(ə)rɪʃnəs/
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.

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