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ˈkwɪv ərquiver

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. quiver

    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.

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

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. quiver

    Synonyms:
    shake, shiver, vibrate, tremble, quake

Princeton's WordNet

  1. frisson, shiver, chill, quiver, shudder, thrill, tinglenoun

    an almost pleasurable sensation of fright

    "a frisson of surprise shot through him"

    Synonyms:
    prickling, tremble, shaking, bang, pall, shake, trembling, thrill, kick, tingling, frisson, flush, shakiness, tingle, shudder, charge, quivering, gelidity, shiver, vibration, tremor, chill, shivering, iciness, palpitation, boot, rush

  2. shaking, shakiness, trembling, quiver, quivering, vibration, palpitationnoun

    a shaky motion

    "the shaking of his fingers as he lit his pipe"

    Synonyms:
    shiver, shaking, quivering, trembling, vibration, tingle, palpitation, oscillation, vibe, shakiness, shudder, chill, thrill, frisson

  3. quivernoun

    case for holding arrows

    Synonyms:
    shudder, shaking, tingle, chill, vibration, palpitation, quivering, shiver, frisson, shakiness, thrill, trembling

  4. vibration, quiver, quiveringverb

    the act of vibrating

    Synonyms:
    shiver, shaking, quivering, trembling, vibration, tingle, palpitation, oscillation, vibe, shakiness, shudder, chill, thrill, frisson

  5. quiver, quake, palpitateverb

    shake with fast, tremulous movements

    "His nostrils palpitated"

    Synonyms:
    palpitate, pulsate, flicker, tremor, beat, waver, flutter, flitter, quake

  6. flicker, waver, flitter, flutter, quiververb

    move back and forth very rapidly

    "the candle flickered"

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

  7. pulsate, beat, quiververb

    move with or as if with a regular alternating motion

    "the city pulsated with music and excitement"

    Synonyms:
    baffle, exhaust, stupefy, circumvent, stick, crush, vanquish, get, mystify, flummox, flitter, beat, outwit, palpitate, tick, nonplus, trounce, pulsate, flutter, drum, beat up, bunk, dumbfound, tucker out, flap, flicker, perplex, beat out, gravel, waver, thump, ticktack, outsmart, thrum, throb, ticktock, amaze, pound, pulse, work over, quake, puzzle, overreach, bewilder, tucker, vex, wash up, outfox, pose, scramble, shell

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. quiververb

    Synonyms:
    quake, shake, quaver, bicker, be tremulous

  2. quiververb

    Synonyms:
    tremble, shudder, shiver

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. quiververb

    Synonyms:
    tremble, shake, shudder, quake

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "quiver":

    tremble

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How to use quiver in a sentence?

  1. Scott C. Holstad:

    i want to hold her to me, take away her pain, fear, make her believe someone gives a shit. i want to stroke the nape of her soft downy neck, cover her eyes with my hand, feel her cheeks quiver beneath -- i want to know her, but like one wounded she won’t let them close. she’s afraid to live life at times she feels a feeling similar to one she had as a child but when it appears she pushes the plunger and it disappears.

  2. Ron Shuttleworth:

    You're fighting for skills all the time and you need as many arrows in your quiver as possible.

  3. Alexandre Lazarow:

    They represent one arrow in the quiver - alongside private capital, traditional IPOs and acquisitions.

  4. D. H. Lawrence:

    We and the cosmos are one. The cosmos is a vast body, of which we are still parts. The sun is a great heart whose tremors run through our smallest veins. The moon is a great gleaming nerve-centre from which we quiver forever. Who knows the power that Saturn has over us or Venus But it is a vital power, rippling exquisitely through us all the time... Now all this is literally true, as men knew in the great past and as they will know again.

  5. Tim Feldmann:

    I quiver a bit when hearing of the lax usage of the word 'yoga' these days, a yoga studio down the road from us here in Miami offers 'yoga booty ballet'. In my ear, that is obviously an only commercial aspirational use of the word.


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