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View synonyms for shivery

shivery

1

[ shiv-uh-ree ]

adjective

  1. inclined to or characterized by shivers, shiver, quivers, or tremors.
  2. causing shivering. shiver.


shivery

2

[ shiv-uh-ree ]

adjective

  1. readily breaking into shivers shiver or fragments; brittle.

shivery

/ ˈʃɪvərɪ /

adjective

  1. inclined to shiver or tremble
  2. causing shivering, esp through cold or fear


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Word History and Origins

Origin of shivery1

First recorded in 1740–50; shiver 1 + -y 1

Origin of shivery2

First recorded in 1675–85; shiver 2 + -y 1
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Example Sentences

At first light, after a few hours of shivery sleep, I woke to mosquitoes.

I watched Mads film that scene and it was also freezing water, so more power to Mads for looking non-shivery.

This is our first public online chat about our findings, so we're shivery with anticipation.

Edward was quiet enough this evening; he felt ill and shivery, and sat close to the fire.

Fluffy was taken out of the basket first, but nobody took any notice of her, and when she came back she was all wet and shivery.

I dont know how long hes been there, but hes all wet, and muddy and shivery and he cant get up.

The concierge appeared, angry and shivery, and bade him either come in or go out.

He felt cold, shivery, and benumbed; and the daylight had a cruel glare in it which hurt his eyes.

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