• WordNet 3.6
    • adj feverish marked by intense agitation or emotion "worked at a feverish pace"
    • adj feverish having or affected by a fever
    • adj feverish of or relating to or characterized by fever "a febrile reaction caused by an allergen"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The term 'hay fever' originated in England, where some people suffered allergic symptoms during hay pitching time when the symptoms became serve, workers often felt feverish.
    • Feverish Disordered as by fever; excited; restless; as, the feverish condition of the commercial world. "Strive to keep up a frail and feverish being."
    • Feverish Having a fever; suffering from, or affected with, a moderate degree of fever; showing increased heat and thirst; as, the patient is feverish .
    • Feverish Hot; sultry. "The feverish north."
    • Feverish Indicating, or pertaining to, fever; characteristic of a fever; as, feverish symptoms.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • feverish Having fever, especially a slight degree of fever: as, the patient is feverish.
    • feverish Indicating or characteristic of fever: as, feverish symptoms.
    • feverish Having a tendency to produce fever: as, feverish food.
    • feverish Morbidly eager; unduly ardent: as, a feverish craving for notoriety or fame.
    • feverish Excited and fitful; in a state resembling fever; now hot, now cold; characterized by sudden change or rapid fluctuations: as, a feverish state of the money market.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Feverish slightly fevered: indicating fever: fidgety: fickle: morbidly eager
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  • William Ellery Channing
    “All noble enthusiasms pass through a feverish stage, and grow wiser and more serene.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. féfor—L. febris.


In literature:

Mullins seemed far too feverish.
"An Apache Princess" by Charles King
He took it with a joyful gesture, and, quickly kneeling down, imprinted a glowing kiss on the feverish hand of the wounded officer.
"Napoleon and the Queen of Prussia" by L. Mühlbach,
Despite his weakness of body he felt feverishly active, feverishly desirous to be of practical use.
"The Call of the Blood" by Robert Smythe Hichens
The air came with balmy freshness to my anxious, feverish brow.
"Ernest Linwood" by Caroline Lee Hentz
Jeffreys watched him feverishly, and marvelled at his indifference.
"A Dog with a Bad Name" by Talbot Baines Reed
Hurriedly he climbed the sticky bank and began feverishly to search for any sign that could help him.
"A Mating in the Wilds" by Ottwell Binns
He was very feverish, and seemed to suffer much, poor little fellow.
"Christie Redfern's Troubles" by Margaret Robertson
And this too was said with such feverish conviction that Mr Orgreave was quite moved.
"Clayhanger" by Arnold Bennett
The skin of the patient is usually dry, and the pulse feverish.
"Papers on Health" by John Kirk
While the momentous interview was going on, Hadria walked restlessly up and down the garden, feverishly waiting.
"The Daughters of Danaus" by Mona Caird

In poetry:

But at length the feverish day
Like a passion died away,
And the night, serene and still,
Fell on village, vale, and hill.
"Daylight And Moonlight. (Birds Of Passage. Flight The First)" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Is it nature, vice, or folly,
Or ambition's feverish brain,
That sae aft wi' melancholy
Turns, sweet Peace! thy joys to pain?
"The Waes O' War : Or The Upshot Of The History O' Will And Jean. In Four Parts" by Hector MacNeill
Cool grows the sick and feverish calm,
Relaxed the frosty twine.--
The pine-tree dreameth of the palm,
The palm-tree of the pine.
"The Palm And The Pine" by Heinrich Heine
Such wildering scenes, such flitting shapes
As feverish dreams display:
What if those fancies still increase
And reason quite decay?
"A Prisoner in a Dungeon Deep" by Anne Bronte
At noonday the face at the gateway
Is flushed with a feverish glow,
At night the bright head on the pillow
Is tossing in pain to and fro.
"Opening The Gate For Papa" by Madge Morris Wagner
Why will my heart so wildly beat?
Say, Seraphs, is my lot too blest,
That thus a fitful, feverish heat,
Must rifle me of health and rest?
"Lines" by Maria Gowen Brooks

In news:

We're feverishly making plans for the upcoming event, Puttin' on the Ritz: Top Hat & Tails Benefit to be held December 6th at the Fair Barn in Pinehurst and are looking for new items for our silent auction.
For Torricelli 's Gala, Feverish Calls and Muted Expectations.
It makes me want to take to the keyboard or to pen and pad and write with such feverish delight that hours will pass with but a moment's notice.
Learn how standardizing the treatment for feverish infants saved one health system nearly $2 million in one year.
If a parent has a child who is crying and feverish at 2 am, that could indicate a serious problem.
Iowa and Nebraska are turning down different paths to comply with the federal health care overhaul, which reflects the broader struggle many Republican governors face now that they must submit to a law they feverishly oppose.
Again I woke up covered in sweat feeling hot, feverish and scared.
INTERVIEWS Jack White Palpitates Through Feverish 'I'm Shakin on 'Conan'.
View full size Faith Cathcart / The Oregonian Grant High senior Emily Volpert (center) leads members of the Grant Magazine staff in a critique of their first issue, which they wrote feverishly over the past month.
The first sign that North Texas would soon face its worst-ever outbreak of West Nile virus didn't come from frantic doctors or hospitals teeming with feverish patients.
"G O Jazz is a 17-18 piece ensemble that has been practicing feverishly since October," Ron Rudzinski, principal of Golden Oak Adult School said.
BALTIMORE — The campuses of Loyola and Johns Hopkins sit a mile apart in this city's northern end, linked by tree-lined Charles Street as well as a feverish enthusiasm for lacrosse.
Hamas' latest battle against Israel sparked feverish Palestinian pride that spread beyond the Gaza Strip to the Palestinian Authority-led West Bank.
The cookie company's show of support has triggered a feverish debate over equal rights for same-sex couples, which has played out this week has in the comments on Oreo 's Facebook page.
Hospitals add palliative teams at feverish pace.

In science:

Feverish research activity in the last thirty or so years has resulted in a fairly complete understanding of this problem [5, 6, 7].
How periodic orbit bifurcations drive multiphoton ionization
But notice Boris’s small listener, buzzing around feverishly.
Classical Chaos and its Quantum Manifestations
There is a feverish activity in constraining parameters of the Universe.
Geometrical constraints on dark energy models
We expect rapid experimental progress in the next few years, and we trust that theoretical effort will be similarly feverish (Bond 1996).
What have we already learned from the CMB?
Mueller’s feverish rhetorics (“nonsense”) or threats (“do not even think of applying these models at RHIC”) would be expected in preachings of a sect but not in a summary talk at a physics conference .
Collective flow and QCD phase transition