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[shuhd-er-ing] /ˈʃʌd ər ɪŋ/
trembling or quivering with fear, dread, cold, etc.
Also, shuddery. characterized by or causing a shudder:
a shuddering plunge of the ship.
Origin of shuddering
Related forms
shudderingly, adverb
unshuddering, adjective Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Then it came—a sound that made the boy "creep" all over it was so shuddery!

  • Be brave now, for my story is going to be truly sombre and shuddery.

    The Quest Frederik van Eeden
  • As he approached her she observed a look on his face that gave her a shuddery chill.

    Frank Merriwell's Son Burt L. Standish
  • Then with a quick, shuddery blink her eyes came flashing back wetly and wistfully to the unsolved, inscrutable face before her.

    The Sick-a-Bed Lady Eleanor Hallowell Abbott
  • Slowly the warmth of the brandy died away, and, despite the heat, he felt chill and shuddery.

    Beyond John Galsworthy
  • This particular news story seemed more frightening than most, but still it was taken more or less as shuddery entertainment.

    Operation Terror William Fitzgerald Jenkins
  • Jerry began to feel sort of shuddery inside and his mouth puckered up the way it did when he felt like crying.

    The Circus Comes to Town Lebbeus Mitchell
  • Age-old traditions invested it with shuddery horror for anyone born in the hot, luxuriant southern plains.

  • It was an unholy thing, no doubt, yet it held me with a shuddery fascination.

    Helmet of Navarre Bertha Runkle
  • Doesn't it make you feel lovely and shuddery to belong to a Wicked Compact!

    Four Girls and a Compact Annie Hamilton Donnell

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