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Definitions and Synonyms of convulsive | Another word for convulsive | What is convulsive?

Definition 1: affected by involuntary jerky muscular contractions; resembling a spasm - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where convulsive or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • convulsive motions
  • his body made a spasmodic jerk
  • spastic movements

Synonyms for convulsive in the sense of this definition

(convulsive is similar to ...) subject to change or variation

"her unsteady walk" "his hand was unsteady as he poured the wine" "an unsteady voice"

Definition 2: resembling a convulsion in being sudden and violent - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where convulsive or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a convulsive rage
  • convulsive laughter

(convulsive is similar to ...) acting with or marked by or resulting from great force or energy or emotional intensity

"a violent attack" "a violent person" "violent feelings" "a violent rage" "felt a violent dislike"

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