Shudder Definition

shŭdər
shuddered, shuddering, shudders
verb
shuddered, shuddering, shudders
To shake or tremble suddenly and violently, as in horror or extreme disgust.
Webster's New World
To vibrate; quiver.
The airplane shuddered in the turbulence.
American Heritage
To shudder is to shake or tremble, often because of fear.
When you begin to shake because you are afraid, this is an example of a situation where you shudder.
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Antonyms:
steady
noun
shudders
The act of shuddering; a convulsive tremor of the body.
Webster's New World
A vibration or trembling motion.
American Heritage
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idiom
the shudders
  • a feeling of horror, repugnance, etc.
Webster's New World

Other Word Forms of Shudder

Noun

Singular:
shudder
Plural:
shudders

Idioms, Phrasal Verbs Related to Shudder

  • the shudders

Origin of Shudder

  • Either from Middle Dutch schudderen or from Middle Low German schoderen (whence also Danish skudre). Cognate with Low German schüdden, Dutch schudden and German schaudern.

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English shodderen perhaps of Middle Dutch or Middle Low German origin

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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