Synonyms for fevered
- burning up
- on fire
Antonyms for fevered
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR FEVERED
She roused every fevered nerve to do battle with the strong man for his son.
For months I was mad, fevered, delirious, and yet I could not die.
He had just supped, with but an indifferent appetite, so fevered was he by the events of his landing.
Would it, perchance, be of a lady that I talked in my fevered wanderings?
It was, in fact, a fevered delirium, often a veritable nightmare.
The fevered crisis past, he slowly returns to conscious memory.
Undoubtedly his feet were sore and swollen, red and fevered.
She came back one day from her lessons, shivering, wet, and fevered.
What, during those weeks, were my fevered dreams you may guess.
It may have been but a phantasm, born of her own fevered imagination.
late Old English fefor, fefer "fever," from Latin febris "fever," related to fovere "to warm, heat," probably from PIE root *dhegh- "burn" (cf. Gothic dags, Old English dæg "day," originally "the heat"); but some suggest a reduplication of a root represented by Sanskrit *bhur- "to be restless."
Adopted into most Germanic languages (cf. German Fieber, Swedish feber, Danish feber), but not in Dutch. English spelling influenced by Old French fievre. Replaced Old English hriðing. Extended sense of "intense nervous excitement" is from 1580s.
MORE RELATED WORDS FOR FEVERED
- in flames
- like an oven
- on fire
- very warm