What is another word for tremulous?

Pronunciation: [tɹˈɛmjʊləs] (IPA)

Tremulous is an adjective that describes someone who is shaking or trembling, especially due to nervousness or fear. Synonyms for tremulous include quivering, shaking, trembling, wobbly, unsteady, shivering, quaking, vibrating, shaking, and jittery. These words can be used interchangeably to describe someone who is visibly or audibly shaken, whether due to fear, anxiety, or physical weakness. In literature, tremulous has often been used to create an atmosphere of tension or suspense, and synonyms can be used in the same way to evoke a sense of unease or foreboding.

What are the hypernyms for Tremulous?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the opposite words for tremulous?

Tremulous is a word that describes a shaky or trembling motion. Some antonyms for tremulous could be confident, steady, secure, stable, or resolute. These words embody the opposite of the shaky or unsteady nature of tremulous. Confidence suggests a sense of assurance and certainty, while steady denotes a consistent and unwavering quality. A more stable quality implies a sense of reliability, while resolute hints at a determined and purposeful approach. These antonyms provide us with words that stand in contrast to tremulous, allowing us to express a range of different qualities that could be useful in various contexts.

Usage examples for Tremulous

There was a tremulous curve to her lips as she glanced at Melvale to note whether he was pleased with her appearance.
"The Mermaid of Druid Lake and Other Stories"
Charles Weathers Bump
Her hands grew cold and her lips tremulous, but still she waited.
"The Eye of Dread"
Payne Erskine
On parting, a kiss was pressed upon the innocent lips of each of the children, while tremulous tears were only too obvious in the sweet, sympathetic eyes of the elder.
"Due North or Glimpses of Scandinavia and Russia"
Maturin M. Ballou

Famous quotes with Tremulous

  • On, on we went, till at last the east began to blush like the cheek of a girl. Then there came faint rays of primrose light, that changed presently to golden bars, through which the dawn glided out across the desert. The stars grew pale and paler still, till at last they vanished; the golden moon waxed wan, and her mountain ridges stood out against her sickly face like the bones on the cheek of a dying man. Then came spear upon spear of light flashing far away across the boundless wilderness, piercing and firing the veils of mist, till the desert was draped in a tremulous golden glow, and it was day.
    H. Rider Haggard
  • Listen! you hear the grating roar Of pebbles which the waves draw back, and fling, At their return, up the high strand, Begin, and cease, and then again begin, With tremulous cadence slow, and bring The eternal note of sadness in.
    Matthew Arnold
  • And o'er them the lighthouse looked lovely as hope,— That star of life's tremulous ocean.
    Paul Moon James
  • And o'er them lowers destruction, high in air, Upon those jutting crags, whose rugged sides, Riven in fragments, and like ruins pil'd, Seem as that giants of those ancient days When earthborn creatures braved th' Olympic Gods, Those of whom fable tells, had torn away Rocks from their solid base, and with strong arm, Parted the mountains: there the avalanche hangs, Mighty, but tremulous; just a light breath Will loosen it from off its airy throne; Then down it hurls in wrath, like to the sound Of thunder amid storms, or as the voice Of rushing waters—death in its career.
    Letitia Elizabeth Landon
  • She spoke, they were but a few hurried words — Of the sweet flowers around, the heat, the night — Yet were they such as the blest heart records For many an after-moment's long delight ; They touch'd upon his spirit's inmost chords ; Though broken was the sense, the accents light, Yet sweeter was to him that tremulous tone Than all that eloquence were proud to own.
    Letitia Elizabeth Landon

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