[fee-ver-ish] /ˈfi vər ɪʃ/
pertaining to, of the nature of, or resembling fever:
a feverish excitement.
excited, restless, or uncontrolled, as if from fever.
having a tendency to produce fever.
suffering from fever, esp a slight fever
in a state of restless excitement
of, relating to, caused by, or causing fever
late 14c., “causing fever;” 1630s, “excited;” 1640s, “having symptoms of fever,” from fever + -ish. Earlier in same sense was feverous (late 14c.). Related: Feverishly; feverishness.
feverish fe·ver·ish (fē’vər-ĭsh)
[fee-ver-uh s] /ˈfi vər əs/ adjective 1. .
[fee-ver-uh s] /ˈfi vər əs/ adjective 1. . adv. late 14c., from fever + -ous. Related: Feverously.
[fee-ver-root, -roo t] /ˈfi vərˌrut, -ˌrʊt/ noun 1. .
noun 1. a high degree of excitement, as of a gathering of people: The announcement of victory brought the crowd to fever pitch. noun 1. a state of intense excitement: things were at fever pitch with the election coming up