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  1. producing sudden, strong, and deep emotion or excitement.
  2. producing a tremor, as by chilling.
  3. vibrating; trembling; quivering.

Origin of thrilling

First recorded in 1520–30; thrill + -ing2
Related formsthrill·ing·ly, adverbun·thrill·ing, adjective
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Examples from the Web for unthrilling

Historical Examples

  • She turned to this substantial but unthrilling young man of everyday life.

    The Disturbing Charm

    Berta Ruck

British Dictionary definitions for unthrilling


  1. very exciting or stimulating
  2. vibrating or trembling
Derived Formsthrillingly, adverb
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