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thrilling

adjective

1 thrilling

Causing a surge of emotion or excitement:
— A thrilling performer to watch.

synonym: electrifying.

Roget 821: feeling etc. v.; sentient; sensuous; sensorial, sensory; emotive, emotional; of feeling, with feeling etc. n.. warm, ... show more

Roget 824: excited etc. v.; wrought up, up the qui vive [Fr.], astir, sparkling; in a quiver etc. 821, in a fever, in a ferment, in a blaze, ... show more

Roget 829: causing pleasure etc. v.; laetificant; pleasure-giving, pleasing, pleasant, pleasurable; agreeable; grateful, gratifying; leef, lief, acceptable; ... show more

Roget 830: causing pain, hurting etc. v.; hurtful etc. (bad) 649; painful; dolorific, dolorous; unpleasant; unpleasing, ... show more



2 thrilling

Causing quivering or shivering as by cold or fear or electric shock.


Moby thesaurus: agitating, animating, appealing, arousing, attractive, bewitching, breathtaking, captivating, charged, charming, cliff-hanging, delightful, disquieting, distracting, disturbing, electric, electrifying, enchanting, engaging, enlivening ... show more.

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thrill

noun

1 thrill

The swift release of a store of affective force.

synonyms: bang, boot, charge, flush, kick, rush.

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

Roget 824: excitation of feeling; mental excitement; suscitation, galvanism, stimulation, piquance, piquancy, provocation, inspiration, calling forth, infection; animation, agitation, perturbation; ... show more

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

Roget 378: pain; suffering, sufferance, suffrance; bodily pain, physical pain, bodily suffering, physical suffering, body pain; mental suffering etc. 828; dolour, ache; ... show more

2 thrill

An almost pleasurable sensation of fright.

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

Polish: mrowie, mrowienie

3 thrill

Something that causes you to experience a sudden intense feeling or sensation.

Polish: drżenie

verb

1 thrill

Cause to be thrilled by some perceptual input.

Roget 824: excite, affect, touch, move, impress, strike, interest, animate, inspire, impassion, smite, infect; stir the blood, fire the blood, ... show more

2 thrill

Feel sudden intense sensation or emotion:
— He was thrilled by the speed and the roar of the engine.

synonyms: tickle, vibrate.

Roget 380: itch, tingle, creep, thrill, sting; prick, prickle; tickle, titillate.   

Dutch: opwinden

3 thrill

Tremble convulsively, as from fear or excitement.

synonyms: shiver, shudder, throb.

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

4 thrill

Fill with sublime emotion:
— The children were thrilled at the prospect of going to the movies.

synonyms: beatify, exalt, exhilarate, inebriate, tickle pink.


Moby thesaurus: ache, acute pain, agonize, ail, anguish, animate, arouse, bang, becharm, bewitch, bite, blanch, blench, boot, boring pain, buzz, captivate, carry away, charge, charley horse ... show more.

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