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Synonyms for shudder
ˈʃʌd ər

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. frisson, shiver, chill, quiver, shudder, thrill, tingle(noun)

    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, charge, quivering, gelidity, shiver, vibration, tremor, chill, quiver, shivering, iciness, palpitation, boot, rush

  2. tremor, shudder(verb)

    an involuntary vibration (as if from illness or fear)

    Synonyms:
    microseism, tingle, chill, earth tremor, tremor, shiver, quiver, thrill, frisson

  3. shiver, shudder(verb)

    shake, as from cold

    "The children are shivering--turn on the heat!"

    Synonyms:
    shiver, thrill, throb

  4. shudder, shiver, throb, thrill(verb)

    tremble convulsively, as from fear or excitement

    Synonyms:
    pulsate, throb, pulse, tickle pink, beatify, shiver, exhilarate, inebriate, thrill, vibrate, tickle, exalt

Wiktionary

  1. shudder(noun)

    Synonyms:
    quiver, tingle, thrill, quake, shiver, jiggle, rumble, shake, palpitate, wiggle, flutter

  2. shudder(verb)

    To shake nervously, as if from fear.

    Synonyms:
    quiver, rumble, tingle, quake, jiggle, thrill, shiver, palpitate, wiggle, flutter, shake

  3. shudder(verb)

    To vibrate jerkily.

    Synonyms:
    flutter, wiggle, shake, quake, quiver, jiggle, thrill, shiver, rumble, tingle, palpitate

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. shudder

    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, quiver, reel, rock, shake, shiver, sway, swing, thrill, totter, tremble, vibrate, wave, waver

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. shudder(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    tremble, shake, quake, quiver

  2. shudder(n.)

    Synonyms:
    tremor, shuddering

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. shudder(n)

    Synonyms:
    tremor

  2. shudder(v)

    Synonyms:
    tremble, shake, shiver, quake

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    cringe, tingle, twitch, vibrate

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How to use shudder in a sentence?

  1. Charles Haddon Spurgeon:

    It will be an ill day when our brethren take to bragging and boasting and call it 'testimony to the victorious Christian life.' We trust that holiness will be more than ever the aim of believers, but not the boastful holiness which has deluded some of the excellent of the earth into vain glory, and under which their firmest friends shudder for them.

  2. Matt Hancock:

    I could not look my children in the eyes unless I knew I was doing all in my power to solve this great threat, i shudder at the thought of a world in which their( antibiotics') power is diminished. Antimicrobial resistance is a big danger to humanity and is as big a danger as climate change or warfare.

  3. Nadine Gordimer:

    Art is on the side of the oppressed. Think before you shudder at the simplistic dictum and its heretical definition of the freedom of art. For if art is freedom of the spirit, how can it exist within the oppressors?

  4. Musin Almat Zhumabekovich:

    Chocolate Gemstone You are my powerful sex drug. My love tears reality into pieces and shows the true reality, where only the dimension of eternal love and eternal happiness. Wild exotic without control passion of love feelings, there is simply no place to get hotter, this reality is very hot when your hot body passes by me, because you are in excess of beautiful and lovely. Only you need me in this universe, looking at you, I begin to moan to myself from pleasure becauce you makes me so horny. It seems that you have survived hundreds and even thousands of plastic surgeries, but no, this is absolutely natural highest beauty, the goddess of men's hearts, the eternal queen of all subscribers, all my attention is only for you. When you touch me I shudder with happiness. You are my chocolate gemstone of love and sex. Charging me with an eternal source of love and horny, fascinating with its unique universal beauty, and I again and again, again and again, I thirst for sex only with you, we have a sweet, romantic melodrama. You have a very exciting chocolate skin, I would ride you on my love rocket, would take you to the endless depths of the highest cosmos of orgasms. Sex with you is the highest paradise of the highest universes of pleasure, which are strengthened only with you billions of times, my brain explodes every time you kiss me with your juicy, the sweetest lips, the soul flies out of the body and dances at this moment from happiness, my mind is completely immersed in spiritual pleasure, it is as if turned off. There is nothing more gigantic and powerful than my endless and eternal love and excitement, only you rule there. Your skin glitters like black latex seduction, VIP Queen of my sweet dreams. The kingdom of eternally fabulous romance, I give you the crown of the master of my romantic erotic fantasies. My love echoes in my future lives where I will only dream of you, my highest ideal, my idol, my sex totem for worship, I idolize your forms, your body is the highest peak of erotic aesthetics, there is no greater and higher enjoyment than to look at you on your body, nothing is more interesting than you. Looking at you, I see how the perfect girl should look like. Whatever you do with your appearance it makes you even sexier in my eyes. Author: Musin Almat Zhumabekovich

  5. Umberto Eco:

    The ideology of this America wants to establish reassurance through Imitation. But profit defeats ideology, because the consumers want to be thrilled not only by the guarantee of the Good but also by the shudder of the Bad.


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