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Synonyms for flutter
ˈflʌt ər

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. waver, flutter, flicker(noun)

    the act of moving back and forth

    commotion, fluttering, flapping, disturbance, waver, flap, flicker, glint, falter, to-do, hurly burly, spark, faltering, hesitation, hoo-ha, disruption, kerfuffle, hoo-hah

  2. flutter(noun)

    abnormally rapid beating of the auricles of the heart (especially in a regular rhythm); can result in heart block

    commotion, to-do, flap, flicker, fluttering, hurly burly, waver, flapping, hoo-ha, disruption, disturbance, hoo-hah, kerfuffle

  3. disturbance, disruption, commotion, flutter, hurly burly, to-do, hoo-ha, hoo-hah, kerfuffle(noun)

    a disorderly outburst or tumult

    "they were amazed by the furious disturbance they had caused"

    disturbance, gap, flapping, flicker, ruction, commotion, folie, interruption, rumpus, mental disorder, whirl, din, hoo-hah, mental disturbance, hurly burly, flap, dislocation, ruffle, break, waver, disruption, affray, fluttering, perturbation, upset, noise, tumult, ruckus, kerfuffle, hoo-ha, to-do, psychological disorder, interference, fray

  4. flap, flapping, flutter, fluttering(verb)

    the motion made by flapping up and down

    commotion, fluttering, flapping, disturbance, dither, waver, flap, flicker, hoo-ha, to-do, flaps, hurly burly, kerfuffle, tizzy, disruption, pother, fuss, hoo-hah

  5. flit, flutter, fleet, dart(verb)

    move along rapidly and lightly; skim or dart

    "The hummingbird flitted among the branches"

    bat, pass off, fleet, palpitate, shoot, flitter, flit, scoot, fade, flicker, blow over, flash, evanesce, scud, pass, quiver, dart, waver, dash

  6. flicker, waver, flitter, flutter, quiver(verb)

    move back and forth very rapidly

    "the candle flickered"

    bat, quake, fleet, palpitate, quaver, flitter, flit, flick, falter, fluctuate, pulsate, flicker, beat, vacillate, weave, quiver, hesitate, dart, waver, waffle

  7. flutter(verb)

    flap the wings rapidly or fly with flapping movements

    "The seagulls fluttered overhead"

    flit, waver, flicker, dart, fleet, quiver, flitter, bat, palpitate

  8. palpitate, flutter(verb)

    beat rapidly

    "His heart palpitated"

    flit, waver, flicker, dart, fleet, quiver, palpitate, flitter, bat, quake

  9. bat, flutter(verb)

    wink briefly

    "bat one's eyelids"

    flit, waver, drub, cream, flicker, dart, lick, thrash, fleet, quiver, palpitate, flitter, bat, clobber

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. flutter

    A thing is shaken which is subjected to short and abruptly checked movements, as forward and backward, up and down, from side to side, etc. A tree is "shaken with a mighty wind;" a man slowly shakes his head. A thing rocks that is sustained from below; it swings if suspended from above, as a pendulum, or pivoted at the side, as a crane or a bridge-draw; to oscillate is to swing with a smooth and regular returning motion; a vibrating motion may be tremulous or jarring. The pendulum of a clock may be said to swing, vibrate, or oscillate; a steel bridge vibrates under the passage of a heavy train; the term vibrate is also applied to molecular movements. Jolting is a lifting from and letting down suddenly upon an unyielding surface; as, a carriage jolts over a rough road. A jarring motion is abruptly and very rapidly repeated through an exceedingly limited space; the jolting of the carriage jars the windows. Rattling refers directly to the sound produced by shaking. To joggle is to shake slightly; as, a passing touch joggles the desk on which one is writing. A thing trembles that shakes perceptibly and with an appearance of uncertainty and instability, as a person under the influence of fear; a thing shivers when all its particles are stirred with a slight but pervading tremulous motion, as a human body under the influence of cold; shuddering is a more pronounced movement of a similar kind, in human beings often the effect of emotional or moral recoil; hence, the word is applied by extension to such feelings even when they have no such outward manifestation; as, one says, "I shudder at the thought." To quiver is to have slight and often spasmodic contractile motions, as the flesh under the surgeon's knife. Thrill is applied to a pervasive movement felt rather than seen; as, the nerves thrill with delight; quiver is similarly used, but suggests somewhat more of outward manifestation. To agitate in its literal use is nearly the same as to shake, tho we speak of the sea as agitated when we could not say it is shaken; the Latin agitate is preferred in scientific or technical use to the Saxon shake, and especially as applied to the action of mechanical contrivances; in the metaphorical use agitate is more transitory and superficial, shake more fundamental and enduring; a person's feelings are agitated by distressing news; his courage, his faith, his credit, or his testimony is shaken. Sway applies to the movement of a body suspended from above or not firmly sustained from below, and the motion of which is less pronounced than swinging, smoother than vibrating, and not necessarily constant as oscillating; as, the swaying of a reed in the wind. Sway used transitively especially applies to motions of grace or dignity; brandish denotes a threatening or hostile motion; a monarch sways the scepter; the ruffian brandishes a club. To reel or totter always implies liability to fall; reeling is more violent than swaying, tottering more irregular; a drunken man reels; we speak of the tottering step of age or infancy. An extended mass which seems to lack solidity or cohesion is said to quake; as, a quaking bog. Quaver is applied almost exclusively to tremulous sounds of the human voice. Flap, flutter, and fluctuate refer to wave-like movements, flap generally to such as produce a sharp sound; a cock flaps his wings; flutter applies to a less pronounced and more irregular motion; a captive bird or a feeble pulse flutters. Compare FLUCTUATE.

    agitate, brandish, flap, fluctuate, jar, joggle, jolt, jounce, oscillate, quake, quaver, quiver, reel, rock, shake, shiver, shudder, sway, swing, thrill, totter, tremble, vibrate, wave, waver

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. flutter

    vibrate, quiver, palpitate, flicker, flit

    perch, roost, nestle, settle, subside, collapse, rest, lull, pause, repose, sink

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. flutter(v. n.)

    hover, flap the wings quickly

  2. flutter(v. n.)

    flaunt, make a show, make a parade, cut a dash, be ostentatious

  3. flutter(v. n.)

    be fickle, be inconstant, be unsteady

  4. flutter(n.)

    agitation, tremor, quick motion

  5. flutter(n.)

    confusion, hurry, commotion, perturbation, flurry, fluster, hurry-skurry

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. flutter(n)

    tremor, agitation, palpitation, confusion, disorder, commotion

  2. flutter(v)

    tremble, palpitate, hover, oscillate, fluctuate, vacillate, waver

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "flutter":

    oscillation, quickie

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How to use flutter in a sentence?

  1. Chief Executive Roman Ginis:

    It is designed to allow you the time to make a decision – not a ton of time, but enough with modern technology - then you don't need to react to every single flutter of quotes on the Street.

  2. Jennifer Lopez:

    When I sat there, I was in my hair and makeup trailer, and heres what I felt. In my belly, I felt a flutter. I felt like a little butterfly in my stomach, and immediately I knew that I had life inside of me. the doctor says, you see that right there, that little grain of rice ? Thats the baby. You see that other little grain of rice over here ? Thats the other baby.

  3. Andre Jordan:

    I do not care what car you drive. Where you live. If you know someone who knows someone who knows someone. If your clothes are this year’s cutting edge. If you are A list or B list or never heard of you list. If your trust fund is unlimited. I only care about the words that flutter from your mind. They are the only thing you own. The only thing I will remember you by. I will not fall in love with your bones or skin. I will not fall in love with the places you have been. I will not fall in love with anything but the words that flutter from your extraordinary mind.

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  • вълнение, пърхане, възбуда, пляскам с крила, плющя, спекулация, пърхам, пляскане, ускорен пулсBulgarian
  • onejarCatalan, Valencian
  • třepetatCzech
  • flagrenDanish
  • wedeln, flatternGerman
  • ondearSpanish
  • räpytellä, värinä, sydänvärinä, lepatus, räpyttää, lepattaa, puistelu, läpyttely, läpytellä, läpytys, puistella, tärinä, pikkuvetoFinnish
  • voltiger, faséyer, voleterFrench
  • itealaichScottish Gaelic
  • eqquiniunnguaq, issulipoq, angaluppoq, isaqqilavoq, erfalavoqKalaallisut, Greenlandic
  • فرته‌فرت, شه‌قه‌Kurdish
  • pīwari, pepe, tīonioniMāori
  • dooreenander, hartkloppingen, wapperen, gokjeDutch
  • blafre, flakseNorwegian
  • palpitacja, kołatanie, trzepot, trzepotaćPolish
  • порхать, [[махать]] [[крыло, [[бить]] [[крыло, развеватьсяRussian
  • flaxa, fladdraSwedish
  • لہراناUrdu

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    An antonym of "besotted"
    • A. affluent
    • B. flush
    • C. stringent
    • D. sober

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