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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. trembling

    Fear is the generic term denoting an emotion excited by threatening evil with a desire to avoid or escape it; fear may be sudden or lingering, in view of present, of imminent, or of distant and only possible danger; in the latter sense dread is oftener used. Horror (etymologically a shivering or shuddering) denotes a shuddering fear accompanied with abhorrence or such a shock to the feelings and sensibilities as may exist without fear, as when one suddenly encounters some ghastly spectacle; we say of a desperate but fettered criminal, "I looked upon him with horror." Where horror includes fear, it is fear mingled with abhorrence. (See ABHOR.) Affright, fright, and terror are always sudden, and in actual presence of that which is terrible. Fear may overwhelm, or may nerve one to desperate defense; fright and terror render one incapable of defense; fear may be controlled by force of will; fright and terror overwhelm the will; terror paralyzes, fright may cause one to fly, to scream, or to swoon. Fright is largely a matter of the nerves; fear of the intellect and the imagination; terror of all the faculties, bodily and mental. Panic is a sudden fear or fright, affecting numbers at once; vast armies or crowded audiences are liable to panic upon slight occasion. In a like sense we speak of a financial panic. Dismay is a helpless sinking of heart in view of some overwhelming peril or sorrow. Dismay is more reflective, enduring, and despairing than fright; a horse is subject to fright or terror, but not to dismay. Awe is a reverential fear. Compare ALARM.

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    Synonyms:
    affright, apprehension, awe, consternation, dismay, disquietude, dread, fear, fright, horror, misgiving, panic, terror, timidity, tremor, trepidation

Princeton's WordNet

  1. shaking, shakiness, trembling, quiver, quivering, vibration, palpitationadjective

    a shaky motion

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

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

    Antonyms:
    steady

  2. shaky, shivering, tremblingadjective

    vibrating slightly and irregularly; as e.g. with fear or cold or like the leaves of an aspen in a breeze

    "a quaking bog"; "the quaking child asked for more"; "quivering leaves of a poplar tree"; "with shaking knees"; "seemed shaky on her feet"; "sparkling light from the shivering crystals of the chandelier"; "trembling hands"

    Synonyms:
    wonky, shivering, shaky, precarious, wobbly, rickety

    Antonyms:
    steady

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. tremblingnoun

    Synonyms:
    shaking, quivering, tremor, trepidation

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. tremblingadjective

    Synonyms:
    doddering, shaking, infirm, quivering

  2. tremblingnoun

    Synonyms:
    tremor, quivering, quaver, trepidation, rigor, oscillation

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "trembling":

    shaking, lauren, vertigo, shivering, dizziness, throbbing

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How to use trembling in a sentence?

  1. Epictetus:

    Tell me where I can escape death: discover for me the country, show me the men to whom I must go, whom death does not visit. Discover to me a charm against death. If I have not one, what do you wish me to do? I cannot escape from death, but shall I die lamenting and trembling? . . . Therefore if I am able to change externals according to my wish, I change them: but if I cannot, I am ready to tear the eyes out of him who hinders me.

  2. Akram Farouq:

    We haven’t slept all night because of the explosions, and now I am out in the street with my wife and children, who are weeping and trembling.

  3. Aberjhani:

    Like a Passover Poet gliding from house to house and from trembling soul to trembling soul the wind scribbled sonnets of first time love and weeping haikus of last hours on earth.

  4. Christina Rossetti:

    Hope is like a hairball trembling from its birth...

  5. Octavius Winslow (1808-1878):

    Christ's boundless grace confronts our deep necessities. Christ's promised presence confronts our sad and gloomy loneliness. Jesus thus filled with grace so overflowing, with love so tender, with sympathy so exquisite, with power so illimitable, with resources so boundless, with a nature so changeless, stands before us and says to each trembling heart, 'Fear not!'”

Images & Illustrations of trembling

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