adjective Date: 1740 1. resembling liver especially in color 2. a. suffering from liver disorder ; bilious b. peevish, irascibleliverishness noun

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  • liverish — index petulant Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • liverish — [liv′ər ish] adj. Informal 1. having a disordered liver; bilious 2. having a sour disposition; peevish; cross liverishness n …   English World dictionary

  • liverish — liverishness, n. /liv euhr ish/, adj. 1. resembling liver, esp. in color. 2. having a liver disorder; bilious. 3. disagreeable; crabbed; melancholy: to have a liverish disposition. [1730 40; LIVER1 + ISH1] * * * …   Universalium

  • liverish — liv•er•ish [[t]ˈlɪv ər ɪʃ[/t]] adj. 1) resembling liver, esp. in color 2) pat having a liver disorder; bilious 3) disagreeable; crabbed; melancholy: a liverish disposition[/ex] • Etymology: 1730–40 liv′er•ish•ness, n …   From formal English to slang

  • liverish — adjective Not feeling well due to an upset digestive system; queasy …   Wiktionary

  • liverish — liv·er·ish liv (ə )rish adj suffering from liver disorder: BILIOUS liv·er·ish·ness n …   Medical dictionary

  • liverish — liv|er|ish [ˈlıvərıʃ] adj BrE old fashioned slightly ill, especially after eating or drinking too much …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • liverish — liv·er·ish || lɪvÉ™rɪʃ adj. suffering from a liver disorder; resembling liver; liver colored; depressed, irritable …   English contemporary dictionary

  • liverish — adjective slightly ill, as though having a disordered liver. ↘unhappy and bad tempered. Derivatives liverishly adverb liverishness noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • liverish — adjective BrE informal slightly ill, especially after eating or drinking too much …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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