Definition of shivery in English:



  • Shaking or trembling as a result of cold, illness, fear, or excitement.

    ‘he felt cold and shivery’
    • ‘It was over as quickly as it had happened, leaving him feeling completely drained, his tightened muscles now limp and shivery and cold.’
    • ‘It has become de rigueur to shoot horror/thrillers in blue/grey light, that might be mistaken for monochrome, with its shivery basement chill.’
    • ‘He went to bed saying he felt cold and shivery and he awoke at 5am the following day coughing up blood.’
    • ‘Then I could have enjoyed a day off without the streaming nose rubbed raw, the aches and pains, the weak shaky shivery feelings…’
    • ‘You start feeling a bit chilly and shivery and the next thing your body starts to shut down, you get cramp, your muscles can't work and you can't swim.’
    • ‘Is anyone else feeling shivery chills about this?’
    • ‘Might be tonsillitis, I can't swallow… agonizing but the worst is this cold, shivery and roasting both at once.’
    trembling, trembly, quivering, quivery, shaking, shaky, shuddering, shuddery, quavering, quavery, quaking
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