feverish vs feverous what difference

what is difference between feverish and feverous

English

Etymology

From fever +‎ -ish.

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈfiː.və.ɹɪʃ/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈfi.vɚ.ɪʃ/

Adjective

feverish (comparative more feverish, superlative most feverish)

  1. Having a fever, an elevated body temperature.
    The illness made him feverish, so they applied cold compresses.
  2. Filled with excess energy.
    He worked with feverish excitement.
  3. Morbidly eager.
    a feverish desire to see her again

Derived terms

Translations

Further reading

  • feverish in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
  • feverish in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.


English

Etymology

fever +‎ -ous

Adjective

feverous (comparative more feverous, superlative most feverous)

  1. affected with fever or ague
  2. having the nature of fever
  3. (rare) having a tendency to produce fever
    a feverous disposition of the year

Derived terms

  • feverously

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