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Synonyms for convulsionkənˈvʌl ʃən

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. paroxysm, fit, convulsion(noun)

    a sudden uncontrollable attack

    "a paroxysm of giggling"; "a fit of coughing"; "convulsions of laughter"

    paroxysm, fit, conniption, convulsion, tantrum, scene, upheaval, turmoil, burst

  2. convulsion(noun)

    violent uncontrollable contractions of muscles

    fit, turmoil, upheaval, paroxysm

  3. convulsion, turmoil, upheaval(noun)

    a violent disturbance

    "the convulsions of the stock market"

    agitation, uplift, excitement, turbulence, fit, upthrust, paroxysm, tumult, turmoil, convulsion, hullabaloo, upthrow, upheaval

  4. convulsion(noun)

    a physical disturbance such as an earthquake or upheaval

    fit, turmoil, upheaval, paroxysm

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. convulsion(n.)

    spasm, cramp

  2. convulsion(n.)

    agitation, disturbance, tumult, commotion

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seizure, upheaval

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