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Synonyms for convulsion
kənˈvʌl ʃən

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. paroxysm, fit, convulsion(noun)

    a sudden uncontrollable attack

    "a paroxysm of giggling"; "a fit of coughing"; "convulsions of laughter"

    Synonyms:
    paroxysm, fit, conniption, tantrum, scene, upheaval, turmoil, burst

  2. convulsion(noun)

    violent uncontrollable contractions of muscles

    Synonyms:
    fit, turmoil, upheaval, paroxysm

  3. convulsion, turmoil, upheaval(noun)

    a violent disturbance

    "the convulsions of the stock market"

    Synonyms:
    agitation, uplift, excitement, turbulence, fit, upthrust, paroxysm, tumult, turmoil, hullabaloo, upthrow, upheaval

  4. convulsion(noun)

    a physical disturbance such as an earthquake or upheaval

    Synonyms:
    fit, turmoil, upheaval, paroxysm

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. convulsion(n.)

    Synonyms:
    spasm, cramp

  2. convulsion(n.)

    Synonyms:
    agitation, disturbance, tumult, commotion

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. convulsion(n)

    Synonyms:
    spasm, paroxysm, agitation, commotion, disturbance, upheaval

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "convulsion":

    seizure, upheaval

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#2712scene
#9726excitement
#9876burst
#15914seizure
#19647turbulence
#23324turmoil
#28106agitation
#30734uplift
#43008upheaval
#48908hullabaloo
#54843tantrum
#61744tumult
#106260convulsion
#156236paroxysm
#276706conniption

How to use convulsion in a sentence?

  1. Alexander Pope:

    Our passions are like convulsion fits, which, though they make us stronger for a time, leave us the weaker ever after.

  2. Jeanine Anez:

    Evo Morales does not qualify to run for a fourth term. It's because (he did) that we've had all this convulsion, and because of this that so many Bolivians have been demonstrating in the streets.


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