Definition of liverish in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈlɪv(ə)rɪʃ/


1Slightly ill, as though having a disordered liver.
Example sentences
  • Everyone's feeling a bit liverish this morning, because we had to have the hacks' reception at Bute House last night.
  • The liver is very sensitive to stress, so eating lots of fatty foods can make you feel liverish, aggravate the symptoms of irritable-bowel syndrome and disrupt sleeping patterns.
1.1Unhappy and bad-tempered.
Example sentences
  • The weather made me liverish, the talk of the ordinary Englishman made me sick, I couldn't get enough exercise, and the amusements of London seemed as flat as soda-water that has been standing in the sun.
  • If Jupiter, the god of Rome, looks liverish, he has cause.
2Resembling liver in colour: a liverish red
More example sentences
  • The most striking Delubac piece is a diamond serpent necklace with liverish amethyst spots and protruding cabochon eyes.
  • Most of those will make it to the top of Arthur's Seat, an area of pitted, liverish rock the size of large sitting room.
  • Other pieces call to mind other color words - puce, cream, chartreuse, peat, liverish, brass - that seem almost right but are, in the end, wrong.





Pronunciation: /ˈlɪv(ə)rɪʃnəs/

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