Meaning of feverish

feverish




If you’re feverish, your body temperature is higher than normal, usually because you’re sick. Getting the flu makes most people feverish.

Feeling feverish is sometimes the first sign that you’re coming down with an illness. Feverish symptoms include aches and chills. Another way to be feverish is to be full of excitement or turmoil. A room full of wound-up kids at a birthday party often crackles with their feverish energy. In the 14th century, something feverish caused a fever — it wasn’t until the 17th century that the word gained its current meanings.

Definitions of feverish
  1. adjective

    having or affected by a fever

    synonyms:

    feverous

    ill, sick

    affected by an impairment of normal physical or mental function
  2. adjective

    of or relating to or characterized by fever

    synonyms:

    febrile

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    Antonyms:

    afebrile

    having no fever

  3. adjective

    marked by intense agitation or emotion

    “worked at a
    feverish pace”
    synonyms:

    hectic

    agitated

    troubled emotionally and usually deeply

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