[ UK /fˈiːvəɹɪʃ/ ]
[ US /ˈfivɝɪʃ/ ]
  1. having or affected by a fever
  2. of or relating to or characterized by fever
    a febrile reaction caused by an allergen
  3. marked by intense agitation or emotion
    worked at a feverish pace
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How To Use feverish In A Sentence

  • Washington dreamed his way along the street, his fancy flitting from grain to hogs, from hogs to banks, from banks to eyewater, from eye-water to Tennessee Land, and lingering but a feverish moment upon each of these fascinations. The Gilded Age, Part 1.
  • Dreadful!" moaned Sister Ann. "Adnah goes about sighing all the day, and looks over-long in the mirror, and takes unseemly pains with her dressing, and does up her hair with flowers, and has feverishly pink cheeks, and likes to sit in a corner and brood, and takes long walks by herself, and especially, _especially_, seems fond of moonlight! The Wit and Humor of America, Volume V. (of X.)
  • With its long claws, the zorilla digs feverishly after the prize, alternately sinking its nose into the ground until it comes up munching.
  • Hours of feverish activity lay ahead. The tents had to be erected, the stalls set up.
  • But there was always Leam in the background with whom he had to reckon -- Leam, who wandered through the house in her straight-cut, plain black gown, made in the deepest fashion of mourning devisable, pale, silent, feverish, like an avenging spirit on his track; undoing what he had done if he had profaned an embodied memory of her mother, and as impervious to his anger as he was to her despair. Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science Volume 17, No. 097, January, 1876
  • bubonic plague, a bacterial infection marked by painful, feverish, swollen lymph nodes, called buboes. Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion
  • It's a bit feverish in the comments boxes, so let's take a couple tablets of Theology and chill, shall we?
  • He would play violently, feverishly, with a wild passionateness of gesture which robbed him of all ability to control his own technic. The Titan
  • The chosen 22 walked out into the most expectant atmosphere Lansdowne Road has witnessed in years, the feverish mood of the moment intensified by rival national anthems sung with exceptional fervour.
  • She lay in bed, too feverish to sleep.
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