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shudder (v.)

early 14c., possibly from Middle Dutch schuderen "to shudder," or Middle Low German schoderen, both frequentative forms from Proto-Germanic *skuth- "to shake." Related: Shuddered; shuddering.

shudder (n.)

c. 1600, from shudder (v.).

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Definitions of shudder
1
shudder (v.)
shake, as from cold;
Synonyms: shiver
shudder (v.)
tremble convulsively, as from fear or excitement;
Synonyms: shiver / throb / thrill
2
shudder (n.)
an almost pleasurable sensation of fright;
Synonyms: frisson / shiver / chill / quiver / thrill / tingle
shudder (n.)
an involuntary vibration (as if from illness or fear);
Synonyms: tremor
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