What is another word for shudder?

Pronunciation: [ʃˈʌdə] (IPA)

Shudder is a verb which means a sudden involuntary movement caused by fear or disgust. Some synonyms for shudder include tremble, quiver, shake, shiver, convulse, and jerk. These synonyms are often used interchangeably when describing physical reactions caused by fear or disgust. Tremble and quiver usually indicate a mild form of shivering, while shake and shiver imply more violent movements. Convulse and jerk are more extreme versions of shudder and indicate a more severe physical reaction. Regardless of the synonym used, the word shudder conveys a sense of discomfort and unease, often related to a particular experience or situation.

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What are the opposite words for shudder?

Antonyms are words that are opposite in meaning to another word. The word 'shudder' means to shake or tremble with fear, horror, disgust, or excitement. The antonyms for the word shudder are calm, soothe, compose, settle, and quiet. Calm means to become peaceful or tranquil. Soothe means to ease or alleviate discomfort or distress. Compose means to bring oneself or something to a state of calm or tranquility. Settle means to become calm or less disturbed. Quiet means to make or become silent or calm. These words provide a sense of relief, comfort, and tranquility that is opposite to the feeling of shudder.

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  • v.

    shake, quiver

Usage examples for Shudder

"Don't take that awful thing," said Antoinette with a shudder.
"The Mermaid of Druid Lake and Other Stories"
Charles Weathers Bump
I saw a shudder pass over her face and I turned mine away.
"My Lady of the Chimney Corner"
Alexander Irvine
He looked upon the two, and his eyes grew strained; that look of awful weariness stole over his face, as though the battle were almost too hard, and he groaned in his throat while a shudder swept him, making him tremble from head to foot.
"The Man from Jericho"
Edwin Carlile Litsey

Famous quotes with Shudder

  • I am unable to understand how a man of honor could take a newspaper in his hands without a shudder of disgust.
    Charles Baudelaire
  • As always, the British especially shudder at the latest American vulgarity, and then they embrace it with enthusiasm two years later.
    Alistair Cooke
  • I find it difficult to believe that God would want us to strip the courts of their powers to interpret the laws of this land, albeit with the divergent opinions. I shudder that my colleagues do not understand the dynamics of the Federal judiciary.
    Alcee Hastings
  • There is nothing that I shudder at more than the idea of a separation of the Union. Should such an event ever happen, which I fervently pray God to avert, from that date I view our liberty gone.
    Andrew Jackson
  • I have been astonished that men could die martyrs for religion - I have shuddered at it. I shudder no more - I could be martyred for my religion - Love is my religion - I could die for that.
    John Keats

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