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thrill

thrill

 
 
pronunciation:
thrIl
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb, noun
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: thrilled, thrilling, thrills
definition 1: to cause to feel a sudden, intense excitement, passion, or the like.
The arrival of the prince thrilled the audience.
synonyms:
electrify, excite, stimulate
antonyms:
bore
similar words:
agitate, arouse, fire, flush, inspire, inspirit, intoxicate, rouse, stir, titillate
definition 2: to make extremely happy; delight.
The news of their arrival thrilled me.
synonyms:
delight
antonyms:
appall
similar words:
elate, enrapture, excite, exhilarate, flush, gratify, please, tickle
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to be greatly excited or aroused.
similar words:
exult, glory, rejoice, vibrate
definition 2: to tremble or vibrate, as the voice.
similar words:
pulsate, quaver, quiver, throb, tremble, vibrate
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a sudden, sharp sensation, as of tingling or trembling, because of great excitement or emotion.
a thrill of fear
synonyms:
quiver, tingle
similar words:
goose flesh, kick, palpitation, throes, tremor, twitch, vibration
definition 2: something that produces such a sensation.
the thrills and spills of ice hockey
synonyms:
excitement, titillation
similar words:
bang, high, kick, rush, turn-on
definition 3: a sudden, often pleasant, feeling of intense excitement.
Skiing on a dangerous slope gives him a great thrill.
definition 4: that which causes a thrill.
Riding the roller coaster was a thrill.
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derivation: thrilling (adj.)
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