American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To shiver convulsively, as from fear or revulsion. See Synonyms at shake.
- v. To vibrate; quiver: The airplane shuddered in the turbulence.
- n. A convulsive shiver, as from fear or revulsion; a tremor.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To shake; quiver; vibrate.
- Hence, in particular, to tremble with a sudden convulsive movement, as from horror, fright, aversion, cold, etc.; shiver; quake.
- To have a tremulous or quivering appearance, as if from horror.
- Synonyms Quake, etc. See shiver.
- n. A tremulous motion; a quiver; a vibration.
- n. Specifically, a quick involuntary tremor or quiver of the body, as from fear, disgust, horror, or cold; a convulsive shiver.
- n. A shivering tremor.
- n. A moment of almost pleasurable fear; a frisson.
- v. intransitive To shake nervously, as if from fear.
- v. intransitive To vibrate jerkily.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To tremble or shake with fear, horrer, or aversion; to shiver with cold; to quake.
- n. The act of shuddering, as with fear.
- n. an almost pleasurable sensation of fright
- v. tremble convulsively, as from fear or excitement
- v. shake, as from cold
- n. an involuntary vibration (as if from illness or fear)
- Either from Middle Dutch schudderen or from Middle Low German schoderen (whence also Danish skudre). Cognate with Dutch schudden and German schaudern. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English shodderen, perhaps of Middle Dutch or Middle Low German origin. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“I bent lower over her, and as I did so a slight, involuntary movement, akin to what we call a shudder, ran through her body.”
“He appears to regard rights, a word that he usually encloses in shudder-quotes, as an alibi to advance material claims.”
“That's the social safety net you've been sneering at, oh-so-wittily placing the phrase in shudder-quotes.”
“BUt yeah, mention Wong Jing and i break out in shudder ...”
“-- Netflix shouldn't shudder from the iTunes movie rental news.”
“The remoteness that made Goldberg shudder is just half a day's hike from the roadhead, on the east side of the mountain range where I happily spent all my childhood summers.”
“I never had the desire to come here," Howard said with what could be described as a shudder.”
“Reading about it made me shudder, which is not something I do easily.”
“Alone, in a sequestered place, surrounded by vestiges of old time and decay, it rather has a tendency to call a shudder into being.”
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The (not always so) smoovements; scattered, oscillating, jerky, and unpredictable.
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