What does shudder mean?

Definitions for shudder
ˈʃʌd ərshud·der

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. frisson, shiver, chill, quiver, shudder, thrill, tinglenoun

    an almost pleasurable sensation of fright

    "a frisson of surprise shot through him"

  2. tremor, shudderverb

    an involuntary vibration (as if from illness or fear)

  3. shiver, shudderverb

    shake, as from cold

    "The children are shivering--turn on the heat!"

  4. shudder, shiver, throb, thrillverb

    tremble convulsively, as from fear or excitement


  1. shuddernoun

    A shivering tremor.

  2. shuddernoun

    A moment of almost pleasurable fear; a frisson.

  3. shudderverb

    To shake nervously, as if from fear.

  4. shudderverb

    To vibrate jerkily.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Shudderverb

    to tremble or shake with fear, horrer, or aversion; to shiver with cold; to quake

    Etymology: [OE. shoderen, schuderen; akin to LG. schuddern, D. schudden to shake, OS. skuddian, G. schaudern to shudder, schtteln to shake, schtten to pour, to shed, OHG. scutten, scuten, to shake.]

  2. Shuddernoun

    the act of shuddering, as with fear

    Etymology: [OE. shoderen, schuderen; akin to LG. schuddern, D. schudden to shake, OS. skuddian, G. schaudern to shudder, schtteln to shake, schtten to pour, to shed, OHG. scutten, scuten, to shake.]


  1. Shudder

    Shudder is the fourth studio album by American punk band Bayside, released on September 30, 2008. Prior to its release, singer Anthony Raneri described the album as having a more alternative sound than their previous record The Walking Wounded. The title comes from a lyric in the track "I Can’t Go On". On September 5, 2008, the album was leaked onto various file-sharing sites. The first single, "No One Understands", generated significant attention from fans through the band's MySpace page. The band had also played "I Think I’ll Be Ok" at shows during the summer of 2008. Around September 22, 2008, the album was put up to stream on the band's MySpace page. On October 4, 2008, the music video for the song "No One Understands" was posted for viewing on the band’s official MySpace page. "You’ve Already Been" was added as an iTunes bonus track, and later appeared on the Take Action! Vol. 8 compilation CD/DVD.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Shudder

    shud′ėr, v.i. to tremble from fear or horror.—n. a trembling from fear or horror.—adj. Shudd′ering, trembling, tremulous.—adv. Shudd′eringly. [Cf. Old Dut. schudden; Ger. schaudern, to shudder.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of shudder in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of shudder in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of shudder in a Sentence

  1. Matt Hancock:

    I could not look my children in the eyes unless I knew I was doing all in my power to solve this great threat, i shudder at the thought of a world in which their( antibiotics') power is diminished. Antimicrobial resistance is a big danger to humanity and is as big a danger as climate change or warfare.

  2. Nadine Gordimer:

    Art is on the side of the oppressed. Think before you shudder at the simplistic dictum and its heretical definition of the freedom of art. For if art is freedom of the spirit, how can it exist within the oppressors?

  3. Bible, James 2:19 (New International Version):

    You believe that there is one God. Good! Even the demons believe that - and shudder.

  4. Tina Verma:

    I shudder at the thought of what was done to her, this is a barbaric crime and must be dealt with swiftly.

  5. Umberto Eco:

    The ideology of this America wants to establish reassurance through Imitation. But profit defeats ideology, because the consumers want to be thrilled not only by the guarantee of the Good but also by the shudder of the Bad.

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    the quality of being impenetrable (by people or light or missiles etc.)
    • A. jocularity
    • B. flunkey
    • C. swathing
    • D. imperviousness

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