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Synonyms of thrill in English:


  • 1 the thrill of jumping out of an aeroplane
    (feeling of) excitement, thrilling experience, stimulation, sensation, glow, tingle, titillation;
    fun, enjoyment, amusement, delight, joy, pleasure, treat, adventure
    informalbuzz, kick
    North American informalcharge
  • 2 a thrill of excitement ran through her
    tremor, wave, rush, surge, flash, flush, blaze, stab, dart, throb, tremble, quiver, flutter, shudder, vibration;
    flow, gush, stream, flood, torrent
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  • 1 even though he couldn't read, the sight of books thrilled him
    excite, stimulate, arouse, rouse, inspire, give joy to, delight, give pleasure to, stir (up), exhilarate, intoxicate, electrify, galvanize, move, motivate, fire (with enthusiasm), fire someone's imagination, fuel, brighten, animate, lift, quicken
    informalgive someone a buzz, give someone a kick
    North American informalgive someone a charge
    [Antonyms] bore
  • 2 he thrilled at the sound of her voice
    be/feel excited, tingle, feel joy
    informalget a buzz out of, get a kick out of
    North American informalget a charge out of
  • 3 the shock of alarm thrilled through her
    rush, race, surge, cascade, course, flood, flow, gush, wash, well up, sweep, flash, blaze, throb, quiver, shiver, flutter, shudder, vibrate
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