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shiver

noun

1 shiver

A reflex motion caused by cold or fear or excitement.

synonyms: shake, tremble.

Roget 205: filament, line; fiber, fibril; funicle, vein; hair, capillament, cilium, cilia, pilus, pili; tendril, gossamer; ... show more

Roget 32: smallness etc. adj.; littleness etc. (small size) 193; tenuity; paucity; fewness etc. (small number) 103; meanness, ... show more

Polish: dreszcz, ciarki, drżączka, dreszcze



2 shiver

An almost pleasurable sensation of fright.

synonyms: chill, frisson, quiver, shudder, thrill, tingle.

Polish: mrowie, mrowienie

verb

1 shiver

Tremble convulsively, as from fear or excitement.

synonyms: shudder, thrill, throb.

Roget 328: be brittle etc. adj.; live in a glass house.    break, crack, snap, split, shiver, splinter, crumble, break short, burst, fly, ... show more

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 383: be cold etc. adj.; shiver, starve, quake, shake, tremble, shudder, didder, quiver; freeze, freeze to death, perish with cold.    ... show more

Roget 162: be destroyed &c.; perish; fall to the ground; tumble, topple; go to pieces, fall to pieces; break up; crumble to dust; go to the dogs, go to the wall, go to smash, go to shivers, ... 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

Roget 44: be disjoined &c.; come off, fall off, come to pieces, fall to pieces; peel off; get loose.    disjoin, disconnect, disengage, disunite, dissociate, dispair; ... show more

2 shiver

Shake, as from cold:
— The children are shivering--turn on the heat!.

synonym: shudder.


Moby thesaurus: ache, aching, agitation, all-overs, atomize, bang, be cold, bit, bob, bobble, boot, bounce, break into pieces, break to pieces, break up, bump, burst, butt, charge, chatter ... show more.

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