Definition of feverish in English:

feverish

adjective

  • 1Having or showing the symptoms of a fever.

    ‘he suffered from feverish colds’
    • ‘One year ago today, I was lying in the hospital, aching and feverish, nurses unable to start an IV on me.’
    • ‘However, these symptoms may be absent and children may simply become feverish, drowsy and listless.’
    • ‘Two days later, feeling feverish, she went to them and he could tell she was struggling to maintain her composure.’
    • ‘Throughout this period she had been intermittently feverish, anorexic and very much not herself.’
    • ‘These patients were given hygiene advice and told to return if they became feverish.’
    • ‘On the day after their return to Britain, I was asked to see them because both were feverish and unwell.’
    • ‘The onset of flu is characterised by feverish shakings and temperature swings.’
    • ‘A couple of days after arriving I came down with a slight feverish head cold.’
    • ‘If you feel sick or feverish, take your temperature as instructed by your doctor or nurse.’
    • ‘You may feel feverish and the pain may move to the lower right part of the abdomen as inflammation spreads.’
    • ‘Some children may become feverish, develop a rash or lose their appetite up to ten days after the injection.’
    • ‘The vague headache began some time during Friday, but, by evening surgery, I felt decidedly feverish and unwell.’
    • ‘The prodrome may include malaise, chills, a feverish feeling, anorexia and irritability.’
    • ‘In the emergency department the man seemed comfortable at rest but was feverish with a temperature of 37.2°C.’
    • ‘On examination, he was feverish with generalised lymphadenopathy and widespread crusting papulopustular lesions.’
    • ‘Wear clothes or pajamas suited to the indoor temperature, even when your child is feverish or has the chills.’
    • ‘If the patient is in severe pain or is feverish antimicrobials such as metronidazole 200 mg thrice daily for up to five days may be indicated.’
    • ‘Belladonna is given to people who are feverish and have a sudden throbbing headache.’
    • ‘He wished for a doctor, a sterile hospital bed, a cool hand on his feverish forehead.’
    • ‘it's enough to send you spiralling into a cold, feverish sweat.’
    febrile, fevered, with a high temperature, hot, burning, sweating
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    1. 1.1Displaying a frenetic excitement or energy.
      ‘the next couple of weeks were spent in a whirl of feverish activity’
      • ‘Finally came the time of machines, and rhythms of life became increasingly feverish and frantic.’
      • ‘Search as you may, you can find no evidence of all that feverish activity, but you know it's here.’
      • ‘The city of Mumbai remains in a feverish pitch of excitement throughout this period.’
      • ‘It is more than telling that a well-nigh feverish and frenetic cult of the personality is at the core of this powerful display.’
      • ‘Our choir leader, Roz, broke the news, sending a shock wave of feverish excitement around the Scout hut where we practise.’
      • ‘Rakovski moved on to Romania, where he continued his feverish journalistic and revolutionary activities.’
      • ‘For the past week, hundreds of lorries and workmen have passed through the castle gates as feverish activity went on inside the grounds.’
      • ‘This is in stark contrast to the feverish construction activity at the two sites only a few weeks ago.’
      • ‘Each passing year's is usually billed with feverish excitement as ‘the most important of his political life’.’
      • ‘However, after some feverish activity, Volkswagen is readying its entrant and it should be on show at Frankfurt next autumn.’
      • ‘Never in its history had that little school seen such feverish activity.’
      • ‘The club was placed into administrative receivership after a day of feverish activity at Kenilworth Road.’
      • ‘Nyna felt absolutely feverish with energy as she grasped the controls of the ship.’
      • ‘One evening he was sitting puzzling over a problem, talking to himself and becoming more and more feverish and restless.’
      • ‘An outbreak of feverish media coverage has been unleashed upon the United States.’
      • ‘Three years ago my father, Morgan Johnson, called me up cell phone to cell phone, in a state of feverish agitation.’
      • ‘Last night saw some feverish activity preparing the basic brine to make bacon with the belly pork, and finding a suitable vessel in which to do the curing.’
      • ‘During this time of feverish activity, the life of the trifolau, dialect for truffle hunter, is a hard one.’
      • ‘And when Ronaldo drove home, not once, but twice, the excitement reached a feverish pitch.’
      • ‘Off they drive, Nic still with an excited, feverish grin on his face.’

Pronunciation:

feverish

/ˈfēv(ə)riSH/