tremulous | tremulously

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Meaning(s)

shaking slightly

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tremulous - shaky

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If a person’s voice or part of their body is unsteady or quivering, then they can be described as being ‘tremulous’. This is typically as a result of being nervous, uncertain, afraid, or upset over something. As such, this word implies a degree of emotional instability. Most commonly encountered in written English.

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Synonyms quivering,wavering
Antonyms unruffled

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  1. I did my best to hide my nerves at the job interview, but my hands were clearly a little tremulous.

  2. Emily spoke tremulously as she began to tell me the news, so I immediately knew it was going to be something very upsetting.

  3. In the meeting, an enraged Kevin pointed a tremulous finger at me and accused me of conspiring against him.

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