Definition of feverish in US English:

feverish

adjective

  • 1Having or showing the symptoms of a fever.

    ‘he suffered from feverish colds’
    • ‘If you feel sick or feverish, take your temperature as instructed by your doctor or nurse.’
    • ‘Belladonna is given to people who are feverish and have a sudden throbbing headache.’
    • ‘In the emergency department the man seemed comfortable at rest but was feverish with a temperature of 37.2°C.’
    • ‘The prodrome may include malaise, chills, a feverish feeling, anorexia and irritability.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The vague headache began some time during Friday, but, by evening surgery, I felt decidedly feverish and unwell.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘These patients were given hygiene advice and told to return if they became feverish.’
    • ‘One year ago today, I was lying in the hospital, aching and feverish, nurses unable to start an IV on me.’
    • ‘A couple of days after arriving I came down with a slight feverish head cold.’
    • ‘Wear clothes or pajamas suited to the indoor temperature, even when your child is feverish or has the chills.’
    • ‘On examination, he was feverish with generalised lymphadenopathy and widespread crusting papulopustular lesions.’
    • ‘He wished for a doctor, a sterile hospital bed, a cool hand on his feverish forehead.’
    • ‘Some children may become feverish, develop a rash or lose their appetite up to ten days after the injection.’
    • ‘The onset of flu is characterised by feverish shakings and temperature swings.’
    • ‘On the day after their return to Britain, I was asked to see them because both were feverish and unwell.’
    • ‘it's enough to send you spiralling into a cold, feverish sweat.’
    • ‘Throughout this period she had been intermittently feverish, anorexic and very much not herself.’
    • ‘You may feel feverish and the pain may move to the lower right part of the abdomen as inflammation spreads.’
    febrile, fevered, with a high temperature, hot, burning, sweating
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    1. 1.1 Displaying a frenetic excitement or energy.
      ‘the next couple of weeks were spent in a whirl of feverish activity’
      • ‘The club was placed into administrative receivership after a day of feverish activity at Kenilworth Road.’
      • ‘Our choir leader, Roz, broke the news, sending a shock wave of feverish excitement around the Scout hut where we practise.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘The city of Mumbai remains in a feverish pitch of excitement throughout this period.’
      • ‘Rakovski moved on to Romania, where he continued his feverish journalistic and revolutionary activities.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Off they drive, Nic still with an excited, feverish grin on his face.’
      • ‘This is in stark contrast to the feverish construction activity at the two sites only a few weeks ago.’
      • ‘One evening he was sitting puzzling over a problem, talking to himself and becoming more and more feverish and restless.’
      • ‘Finally came the time of machines, and rhythms of life became increasingly feverish and frantic.’
      • ‘During this time of feverish activity, the life of the trifolau, dialect for truffle hunter, is a hard one.’
      • ‘Never in its history had that little school seen such feverish activity.’
      • ‘For the past week, hundreds of lorries and workmen have passed through the castle gates as feverish activity went on inside the grounds.’
      • ‘Three years ago my father, Morgan Johnson, called me up cell phone to cell phone, in a state of feverish agitation.’
      • ‘An outbreak of feverish media coverage has been unleashed upon the United States.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Nyna felt absolutely feverish with energy as she grasped the controls of the ship.’
      • ‘Search as you may, you can find no evidence of all that feverish activity, but you know it's here.’
      frenzied, frenetic, hectic, agitated, excited, restless, nervous, worked up, overwrought, frantic, furious, distracted, hysterical, wild, manic, maniacal, like one possessed
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Pronunciation

feverish

/ˈfēv(ə)riSH//ˈfiv(ə)rɪʃ/