Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun frisson

1 sense of frisson

Sense 1
frisson, shiver, chill, quiver, shudder, thrill, tingle -- (an almost pleasurable sensation of fright; "a frisson of surprise shot through him")
       => fear, fearfulness, fright -- (an emotion experienced in anticipation of some specific pain or danger (usually accompanied by a desire to flee or fight))

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