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quiver

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of quiver

  1. an instance of shaking involuntarily with fear or cold <a quiver ran through the audience when the monster cornered the movie's hero> Synonyms shiver, shudder, trembleRelated Words agitation, convulsing, jolt, quake, shake, tremor, vibration, wobble (also wabble); fluctuation, flutter, oscillation, wave; beat, palpitation, pulsation, pulse, throb




quiver

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of quiver

  1. to make a series of small irregular or violent movements <aspen leaves quivering in the breeze> Synonyms agitate, bucket, convulse, jerk, jiggle, joggle, jolt, jounce, judder [chiefly British], quake, shake, shudder, vibrate, wobble (also wabble)Related Words rock, sway, swing; chatter, quaver, shiver, thrill, tremble; twitch; dodder, waver; flicker, fluctuate, flutter, oscillate, undulate, wave; beat, palpitate, pit-a-pat, pitter-patter, pulsate, pulse, throb





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