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Meaning & Definition of Shudder in English

English

Shudder

/ʃədər/

noun

1. An almost pleasurable sensation of fright

  • "A frisson of surprise shot through him"
    synonym:
  • frisson
  • ,
  • shiver
  • ,
  • chill
  • ,
  • quiver
  • ,
  • shudder
  • ,
  • thrill
  • ,
  • tingle

2. An involuntary vibration (as if from illness or fear)

    synonym:
  • tremor
  • ,
  • shudder

verb

1. Shake, as from cold

  • "The children are shivering--turn on the heat!"
    synonym:
  • shiver
  • ,
  • shudder

2. Tremble convulsively, as from fear or excitement

    synonym:
  • shudder
  • ,
  • shiver
  • ,
  • throb
  • ,
  • thrill