what is difference between feverish and feverous
From fever + -ish.
- (UK) IPA(key): /ˈfiː.və.ɹɪʃ/
- (US) IPA(key): /ˈfi.vɚ.ɪʃ/
feverish (comparative more feverish, superlative most feverish)
- Having a fever, an elevated body temperature.
- The illness made him feverish, so they applied cold compresses.
- Filled with excess energy.
- He worked with feverish excitement.
- Morbidly eager.
- a feverish desire to see her again
- feverish in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
- feverish in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.
fever + -ous
feverous (comparative more feverous, superlative most feverous)
- affected with fever or ague
- having the nature of fever
- (rare) having a tendency to produce fever
- a feverous disposition of the year
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