shudder

[ shuhd-er ]
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verb (used without object)
  1. to tremble with a sudden convulsive movement, as from horror, fear, or cold.

noun
  1. a convulsive movement of the body, as from horror, fear, or cold.

Origin of shudder

1
First recorded in 1275–1325; Middle English shodderen (verb) (cognate with German schaudern, from Low German ), frequentative of Old English scūdan “to tremble”; see -er6

synonym study For shudder

1. See shiver1.

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British Dictionary definitions for shudder

shudder

/ (ˈʃʌdə) /


verb
  1. (intr) to shake or tremble suddenly and violently, as from horror, fear, aversion, etc

noun
  1. the act of shuddering; convulsive shiver

Origin of shudder

1
C18: from Middle Low German schōderen; related to Old Frisian skedda to shake, Old High German skutten to shake

Derived forms of shudder

  • shuddering, adjective
  • shudderingly, adverb
  • shuddery, adjective

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