Synonyms for thrill
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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, flutter, jar, joggle, jolt, jounce, oscillate, quake, quaver, quiver, reel, rock, shake, shiver, shudder, sway, swing, totter, tremble, vibrate, wave, waver
Princeton's WordNet4.0 / 1 vote
bang, boot, charge, rush, flush, thrill, kicknoun
the swift release of a store of affective force
"they got a great bang out of it"; "what a boot!"; "he got a quick rush from injecting heroin"; "he does it for kicks"
iron boot, peak, recoil, strike, haste, accusation, shudder, blossom, commission, electric charge, prime, squawk, belt, explosive charge, blush, fringe, smash, care, hit, knock, bam, complaint, kick, bloom, gripe, heraldic bearing, billing, cathexis, clap, the boot, tutelage, hot flash, eruption, boot, efflorescence, outpouring, bursting charge, smasher, armorial bearing, guardianship, direction, rosiness, kicking, quiver, chill, charge, upsurge, heyday, rushing, frisson, bearing, spate, hurry, tingle, flower, flush, bitch, bang, bash, blast, rush, shiver, burster, iron heel, mission, gush, surge, beef
frisson, shiver, chill, quiver, shudder, thrill, tinglenoun
an almost pleasurable sensation of fright
"a frisson of surprise shot through him"
prickling, tremble, shaking, bang, pall, shake, trembling, kick, tingling, frisson, flush, shakiness, tingle, shudder, charge, quivering, gelidity, shiver, vibration, tremor, chill, quiver, shivering, iciness, palpitation, boot, rush
something that causes you to experience a sudden intense feeling or sensation
"the thrills of space travel"
cause to be thrilled by some perceptual input
"The men were thrilled by a loud whistle blow"
thrill, tickle, vibrateverb
feel sudden intense sensation or emotion
"he was thrilled by the speed and the roar of the engine"
shudder, shiver, throb, thrillverb
tremble convulsively, as from fear or excitement
exhilarate, tickle pink, inebriate, thrill, exalt, beatifyverb
fill with sublime emotion
"The children were thrilled at the prospect of going to the movies"; "He was inebriated by his phenomenal success"
enliven, shiver, hit it up, animate, invigorate, proclaim, shudder, throb, exalt, souse, tickle pink, soak, intoxicate, vibrate, laud, inspire, exhilarate, inebriate, glorify, tickle, extol, beatify
Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes
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Happiness is not in the mere possession of money it lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort.
Being part of ‘ The Big Bang Theory ’ for gosh, almost a decade of my life, was a thrill, it was a real thrill as an actor to be employed for that long and to be employed at something that I enjoyed so much with people that I enjoyed working with so much. As a neuroscientist in real life, I really enjoyed going to a job where our intellect is appreciated and our characters ’ intellects were appreciated.
You can get a thrill that you can't in everyday life ... it's fun and it's like a sport, but it's separate from war. I am against war.
Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.
Farewell BB King. You were like a father to me in many ways over the years. The world is a much better place because you were here. Rest In Peace my friend. The Thrill Is finally Gone. # BBKing # RIP.
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- erschauern, versetzen, begeistern, Herzklopfen, Nervenkitzel, erschauern lassen, erregenGerman
- escalofrío, emocionar, entusiasmar, emoción, excitarSpanish
- riemastuttaa, jännitys, sykähdyttää, värisyttää, värähtää, väristysFinnish
- frisson, exciter, émoustillerFrench
- wanawana, ihiihiMāori
- sensatie, opwinden, trillen, sidderen, trilling, sidderingDutch
- dreszcz, wzruszać, zachwycać, dreszczyk, poruszaćPolish
- arrepio, emocionar, emoçãoPortuguese
- дрожь, возбу, взволновать, вызвать, трепет, дрожать, взволноватьсяRussian
- titremek, heyecan, heyecanlandırmak, çarpıntı, heyecanlanmak, titretmek, korkuTurkish
- xúc độngVietnamese
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