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Webster 1913 Edition


Shudder

Shud′der

,
Verb.
I.
[
imp. & p. p.
Shuddered
;
p. pr. & vb. n.
Shuddering
.]
[OE.
shoderen
,
schuderen
; akin to LG.
schuddern
, D.
schudden
to shake, OS.
skuddian
, G.
schaudern
to shudder,
schütteln
to shake,
schütten
to pour, to shed, OHG.
scutten
,
scuten
, to shake.]
To tremble or shake with fear, horrer, or aversion; to shiver with cold; to quake.
“With shuddering horror pale.”
Milton.
The
shuddering
tennant of the frigid zone.
Goldsmith.

Shud′der

,
Noun.
The act of shuddering, as with fear.
Shak.

Webster 1828 Edition


Shudder

SHUD'DER

,
Verb.
I.
[This word contains the same elements as the L. quatio.] To quake; to tremble or shake with fear, horror or aversion; to shiver.
I love-alas! I shudder at the name. Smith.

SHUD'DER

,
Noun.
A tremor; a shaking with fear or horror.

Definition 2022


shudder

shudder

English

Noun

shudder (plural shudders)

  1. A shivering tremor.
  2. A moment of almost pleasurable fear; a frisson.

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Verb

shudder (third-person singular simple present shudders, present participle shuddering, simple past and past participle shuddered)

  1. (intransitive) To shake nervously, as if from fear.
  2. (intransitive) To vibrate jerkily.

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References

  1. shudder” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary (2001).