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

2 senses of shiver

Sense 1
tremble, shiver, shake -- (a reflex motion caused by cold or fear or excitement)
       => reflex, reflex response, reflex action, instinctive reflex, innate reflex, inborn reflex, unconditioned reflex, physiological reaction -- (an automatic instinctive unlearned reaction to a stimulus)

Sense 2
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))

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb shiver

2 senses of shiver

Sense 1
shudder, shiver, throb, thrill -- (tremble convulsively, as from fear or excitement)
       => tremble -- (move or jerk quickly and involuntarily up and down or sideways; "His hands were trembling when he signed the document")

Sense 2
shiver, shudder -- (shake, as from cold; "The children are shivering--turn on the heat!")
       => move involuntarily, move reflexively -- (move in an uncontrolled manner)

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