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See definition of convulsive on Dictionary.com
  • as inexplosive
  • as infrenzied
  • as inhysterical
  • as injerky
  • as inspasmodic

synonyms for convulsive

  • fiery
  • frenzied
  • hazardous
  • meteoric
  • stormy
  • tense
  • touchy
  • ugly
  • uncontrollable
  • unstable
  • violent
  • wild
  • at the boiling point
  • bursting
  • charged
  • consequential
  • detonative
  • ebullient
  • eruptive
  • forceful
  • fulminant
  • fulminating
  • impetuous
  • overwrought
  • perilous
  • raging
  • rampant
  • vehement

antonyms for convulsive

MOST RELEVANT
  • calm
  • controlled
  • gentle
  • laid-back
  • mild
  • moderate
  • safe
  • peaceful
  • apathetic
  • balanced
  • calm
  • collected
  • controlled
  • cool
  • happy
  • indifferent
  • mild
  • moderate
  • peaceful
  • pleased
  • reasonable
  • sane
  • unenthusiastic
  • unexcited
  • serene
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How to use convulsive in a sentence

He watched her, saw the little body heave down its entire length, noted the small convulsive movements of it.
THE WAVEALGERNON BLACKWOOD
The man roared furiously, and gave a convulsive heave that almost upset myself and the big chair, and disengaged the key!
THE FLOATING LIGHT OF THE GOODWIN SANDSR.M. BALLANTYNE
Pale as a ghost, her fingers intertwined in a convulsive grip, she knelt by her cousin's bed and told her shameful story.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME II (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
Every third day his convulsive tremblings, his dejection, his fits of wandering, seemed to indicate the approach of dissolution.
THE HISTORY OF ENGLAND FROM THE ACCESSION OF JAMES II.THOMAS BABINGTON MACAULAY
He sat on a low stool, his face buried in his hands, breaking the stillness every now and then with his convulsive sobs.
ERIC, OR LITTLE BY LITTLEFREDERIC W. FARRAR
Imagine his agony at the sight of his mother,—pale, inanimate, and from time to time writhing under a convulsive chill.
THE SEVEN CARDINAL SINS: ENVY AND INDOLENCEEUGNE SUE
The orphan drew himself up and clutched his flute in a kind of convulsive indignation.
JACK HARKAWAY'S BOY TINKER AMONG THE TURKSBRACEBRIDGE HEMYNG
Every few seconds one of them gives a convulsive little jump as if suffering from nightmare, and the pile is never still.
THE RED COW AND HER FRIENDSPETER MCARTHUR
Fearing, nevertheless, some convulsive return of his agony, he recoiled to avoid the reach of the dreaded tentacles.
TOILERS OF THE SEAVICTOR HUGO
Having made its way to the opposite side, after several convulsive struggles, it turned over and died.
IN THE WILDS OF FLORIDAW.H.G. KINGSTON
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WORDS RELATED TO CONVULSIVE

  • at the boiling point
  • bursting
  • charged
  • consequential
  • convulsive
  • detonative
  • ebullient
  • eruptive
  • fiery
  • forceful
  • frenzied
  • fulminant
  • fulminating
  • hazardous
  • impetuous
  • meteoric
  • overwrought
  • perilous
  • raging
  • rampant
  • stormy
  • tense
  • touchy
  • ugly
  • uncontrollable
  • unstable
  • vehement
  • violent
  • wild
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.