shuddery
adjective see shudder II

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • shuddery — adjective provoking fear terror a scary movie the most terrible and shuddery...tales of murder and revenge • Syn: ↑chilling, ↑scarey, ↑scary, ↑shivery • Similar to: ↑alarming …   Useful english dictionary

  • shuddery — shudder ► VERB ▪ tremble or shake convulsively, especially as a result of fear or repugnance. ► NOUN ▪ an act of shuddering. DERIVATIVES shuddery adjective. ORIGIN Dutch sch deren …   English terms dictionary

  • shuddery — adj. causing to tremble, causing to shake, characterized by trembling …   English contemporary dictionary

  • shuddery — shud·dery …   English syllables

  • chilling — I noun the process of becoming cooler; a falling temperature • Syn: ↑cooling, ↑temperature reduction • Derivationally related forms: ↑chill, ↑cool (for: ↑cooling) …   Useful english dictionary

  • scarey — adjective provoking fear terror a scary movie the most terrible and shuddery...tales of murder and revenge • Syn: ↑chilling, ↑scary, ↑shivery, ↑shuddery • Similar to: ↑alarming …   Useful english dictionary

  • shivery — adjective 1. cold enough to cause shivers (Freq. 1) felt all shivery shivery weather • Similar to: ↑cold • Derivationally related forms: ↑shiver 2. provoking fear terror …   Useful english dictionary

  • shudder — I. intransitive verb (shuddered; shuddering) Etymology: Middle English shoddren; akin to Old High German skutten to shake and perhaps to Lithuanian kutėti to shake up Date: 13th century to tremble convulsively ; shiver, quiver II. noun Date …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • shuddering — shudderingly, adv. /shud euhr ing/, adj. 1. trembling or quivering with fear, dread, cold, etc. 2. Also, shuddery. characterized by or causing a shudder: a shuddering plunge of the ship. [SHUDDER + ING2] * * * …   Universalium

  • shudder — verb tremble or shake convulsively, especially from fear or repugnance. noun an act of shuddering. Derivatives shuddering adjective shudderingly adverb shuddery adjective Origin ME: from MDu. schūderen, from a Gmc base meaning shake …   English new terms dictionary

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