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Definition 1: a reflex motion caused by cold or fear or excitement - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for shiver in the sense of this definition

(shiver is a kind of ...) an automatic instinctive unlearned reaction to a stimulus

Definition 2: an almost pleasurable sensation of fright - [noun denoting feeling]

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

  • a frisson of surprise shot through him

Synonyms for shiver in the sense of this definition

(shiver is a kind of ...) an emotion experienced in anticipation of some specific pain or danger (usually accompanied by a desire to flee or fight)

Definition 3: shake, as from cold - [verb of body]

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

  • The children are shivering--turn on the heat!

Synonyms for shiver in the sense of this definition

(shiver is a kind of ...) move in an uncontrolled manner

Definition 4: tremble convulsively, as from fear or excitement - [verb of motion]

Synonyms for shiver in the sense of this definition

(shiver is a kind of ...) move or jerk quickly and involuntarily up and down or sideways

"His hands were trembling when he signed the document"

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