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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)


Broader (hypernym)quiver, quivering, vibration

English verb: shudder

1. shudder (body) shake, as from cold

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


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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