Synonyms for shiver

Synonyms for (noun) shiver

Synonyms: tremble, shake, shiver

Definition: a reflex motion caused by cold or fear or excitement

Similar words: unconditioned reflex, inborn reflex, innate reflex, instinctive reflex, physiological reaction, reflex, reflex action, reflex response

Definition: an automatic instinctive unlearned reaction to a stimulus


Synonyms: chill, frisson, quiver, tingle, thrill, shiver, shudder

Definition: an almost pleasurable sensation of fright

Usage: a frisson of surprise shot through him

Similar words: fright, fear, fearfulness

Definition: an emotion experienced in anticipation of some specific pain or danger (usually accompanied by a desire to flee or fight)

Synonyms for (verb) shiver

Synonyms: shiver, shudder

Definition: shake, as from cold

Usage: The children are shivering--turn on the heat!

Similar words: move involuntarily, move reflexively

Definition: move in an uncontrolled manner


Synonyms: thrill, throb, shiver, shudder

Definition: tremble convulsively, as from fear or excitement

Similar words: tremble

Definition: move or jerk quickly and involuntarily up and down or sideways

Usage: His hands were trembling when he signed the document