Synonyms of quiver


1. frisson, shiver, chill, quiver, shudder, thrill, tingle, fear, fearfulness, fright

usage: an almost pleasurable sensation of fright; "a frisson of surprise shot through him"

2. shaking, shakiness, trembling, quiver, quivering, vibration, palpitation, motion

usage: a shaky motion; "the shaking of his fingers as he lit his pipe"

3. quiver, case

usage: case for holding arrows

4. vibration, quiver, quivering, motion, movement, move, motility

usage: the act of vibrating


1. quiver, quake, palpitate, tremble

usage: shake with fast, tremulous movements; "His nostrils palpitated"

2. flicker, waver, flitter, flutter, quiver, move back and forth

usage: move back and forth very rapidly; "the candle flickered"

3. pulsate, beat, quiver, move

usage: move with or as if with a regular alternating motion; "the city pulsated with music and excitement"

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