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English noun: shudder

1. shudder (feeling) an almost pleasurable sensation of fright


SamplesA frisson of surprise shot through him.


Synonymschill, frisson, quiver, shiver, thrill, tingle


Broader (hypernym)fear, fearfulness, fright

2. shudder (act) an involuntary vibration (as if from illness or fear)


Synonymstremor


Broader (hypernym)quiver, quivering, vibration


English verb: shudder

1. shudder (body) shake, as from cold


SamplesThe children are shivering--turn on the heat!.


Synonymsshiver


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)move involuntarily, move reflexively

2. shudder (motion) tremble convulsively, as from fear or excitement


Synonymsshiver, thrill, throb


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)tremble









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