Adjective "fevered" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Having or showing the symptoms associated with a dangerously high temperature.
  1. 'No one will wipe my fevered brow, no one will sooth my aching head.'
  2. 'Seventy years later my mother can still remember her tender father staying up half the night stroking the fevered brow of his sickly youngest daughter before going to work at three in the morning.'
  3. 'Your face is all red and unless I am mistaken that is sweat on your fevered brow.'
  4. 'These thoughts spun around in my head, making my fevered brow sweat.'
  5. 'Then, Mara was there, eyes and entire being glowing with purple fire, and he laid a gentle hand on the girl's fevered brow.'
  6. 'It can be a tasty bit of pâté on a wee biscuit or a squirt of refreshing skin conditioner for the fevered brow.'
  7. 'Not by my bed mopping my fevered brow but, for much of the time, tucked up beside me in a queen-size bed in a luxury hotel.'
  8. 'The maître d' looked so sympathetic at this display of luvvie neediness that I would not have been at all surprised if he had returned to the table carrying a cold compress with which to mop Callow's fevered brow.'
  9. 'I'll have them bring some wet rags, to cool your fevered brow.'
  10. 'Either you have not gone bed to yet, and you need something to assuage your fevered brow, or you are waking up and you need something to assuage your fevered brow.'
  11. 'my fevered adolescent imagination'
  12. 'But after all this excitement and even some fevered dance-floor action I became tired and had to lie down for a bit.'
  13. 'So he was ‘extremely sceptical of sightings of large cats in this country and used to consider them the product of someone's fevered imagination while walking home after numerous pints in the village pub’.'
  14. 'My friend Fiona and I were in a state of fevered excitement.'
  15. 'His soloing, particularly on Hootie's Blues and his confessed favourite tune Cherokee is said to have set off wild dancing and fevered excitement among the concert goers.'
  16. 'Few experiences can match the fevered, full-bodied excitement of a good island fête.'
  17. 'The collection has aroused a mixture of fevered excitement and disgust.'
  18. 'Olivia hugs herself, staring at Frank as he lies on the floor of the tent in a state of fevered agitation.'
  19. 'I do not see why we should agitate our already fevered minds by these false notions.'
  20. 'In Roche's fevered imagination his leader is a combination of Mother Teresa, St Francis of Assisi and metrosexual man, finely attuned to the sensitivities of those around him.'
  21. 'Not since the lobbyist ‘cracked’ and confessed to bribery has there been such fevered excitement surrounding the planning corruption tribunal.'


1. an abnormal condition of the body, characterized by undue rise in temperature, quickening of the pulse, and disturbance of various body functions.

2. an abnormally high body temperature.

3. the number of degrees of such a temperature above the normal.

4. any of a group of diseases in which high temperature is a prominent symptom: scarlet fever.

5. intense nervous excitement: The audience was in a fever of anticipation. verb (used with object)

6. to affect with or as with fever

More examples(as adjective)

"speculations can be fevered."

"imaginations can be fevered."

"sellings can be fevered."

"bodies can be fevered."

"pitches can be fevered."

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