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Definition of "feverish" []

  • Of, relating to, or resembling a fever. (adjective)
  • Having a fever or symptoms characteristic of a fever. (adjective)
  • Causing or tending to cause fever. (adjective)
  • Marked by intense agitation, emotion, or activity: worked at a feverish pace. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "feverish" in a sentence
  • "The No. 1 is what I call feverish in its vibrations, and would be certain to give any instrument a hollow tone, an instrument cuddled, tempered, and made to fit the ear of the expected purchaser by the experienced one who has it to dispose of."
  • "I have been feeling a little cabin feverish as here in almost always sunny Phoenix we had terrible rains, flooding and trees down."
  • "In those days, banking was not national, and New York and Chicago were in feverish competition."