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Verb: shudder  shú-du(r)
  1. Shake, as from cold
    "The children are shuddering--turn on the heat!";
    - shiver
  2. Tremble convulsively, as from fear or excitement
    - shiver, throb, thrill
Noun: shudder  shú-du(r)
  1. An almost pleasurable sensation of fright
    "a shudder of surprise shot through him";
    - frisson, shiver, chill, quiver, thrill, tingle
  2. An involuntary vibration (as if from illness or fear)
    - tremor

Derived forms: shuddering, shuddered, shudders

Type of: fear, fearfulness, fright, move involuntarily, move reflexively, quiver, quivering, tremble, vibration

Encyclopedia: Shudder