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flutter

noun

1 flutter

The act of moving back and forth.

synonyms: flicker, waver.

Roget 821: feeling; suffering etc. v.; endurance, tolerance, sufferance, supportance, experience, response; sympathy etc. (love) 897; ... show more

Roget 860: fear, timidity, diffidence, want of confidence; apprehensiveness, fearfulness etc. adj.; solicitude, anxiety, care, apprehension, misgiving; feeze [U.S.]; ... show more

Roget 825: excitability, impetuosity, vehemence; boisterousness etc. adj.; turbulence; impatience, intolerance, nonendurance; irritability etc. (irascibility) 901; ... show more

Roget 684: haste, urgency; despatch, dispatch; acceleration, spurt, spirt, forced march, rush, dash; speed, velocity etc. 274; ... show more

Dutch: flutter



2 flutter

Abnormally rapid beating of the auricles of the heart (especially in a regular rhythm); can result in heart block.

3 flutter

A disorderly outburst or tumult.

synonyms: commotion, disruption, disturbance, hoo-ha, hoo-hah, hurly burly, kerfuffle, to-do.

Roget 315: agitation, stir, tremor, shake, ripple, jog, jolt, jar, jerk, shock, succussion, trepidation, quiver, quaver, ... show more

Dutch: drukte, tumult, beroering, commotie, consternatie, deining, fermentatie, herrie, keet, onrust ... show more

4 flutter

The motion made by flapping up and down.

synonyms: flap, flapping, fluttering.

verb

1 flutter

Move along rapidly and lightly; skim or dart.

synonyms: dart, fleet, flit.

Roget 684: haste, hasten; make haste, make a dash etc. n.; hurry on, dash on, whip on, push on, press on, press forward; hurry, skurry, ... show more

Roget 267: sail; put to sea etc. (depart) 293; take ship, get under way; set sail, spread sail, spread canvas; gather way, have way on; make sail, ... show more

2 flutter

Move back and forth very rapidly.

synonyms: flicker, flitter, quiver, waver.

Roget 860: fear, stand in awe of; be afraid etc. adj.; have qualms etc. n.; apprehend, sit upon thorns, eye askance; distrust etc. (disbelieve) ... show more

Roget 149: fluctuate, vary, waver, flounder, flicker, flitter, flit, flutter, shift, shuffle, shake, totter, tremble, vacillate, ... show more

Roget 821: feel; receive an impression etc. n.; be impressed with etc. adj.; entertain feeling, harbor feeling, cherish feeling etc. n.. respond; ... show more

Roget 315: be agitated &c.; shake; tremble, tremble like an aspen leaf; quiver, quaver, quake, shiver, twitter, twire, writhe, toss, shuffle, ... show more

Dutch: flakkeren

3 flutter

Flap the wings rapidly or fly with flapping movements.

Dutch: wapperen

4 flutter

Beat rapidly.

synonym: palpitate.

5 flutter

Wink briefly.

synonym: bat.


Moby thesaurus: Bebung, addle, addle the wits, ado, agiotage, agitate, agitation, arbitrage, arrhythmia, asking price, ball up, barrage, bearish prices, beat, beat a ruffle, beat a tattoo, beating, becloud, bedazzle, befuddle ... show more.

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