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synonyms for paroxysm

  • convulsion
  • flare-up
  • agitation
  • anger
  • attack
  • eruption
  • excitement
  • explosion
  • fit
  • frenzy
  • furor
  • fury
  • hysterics
  • outbreak
  • outburst
  • passion
  • rage
  • violence
  • frothing
  • fuming
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antonyms for paroxysm

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  • calm
  • calmness
  • happiness
  • peace
  • peacefulness
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How to use paroxysm in a sentence

In a paroxysm of rage and fear, he gave the final order, and the Well of Cawnpore thereby attained its ghastly immortality.
THE RED YEARLOUIS TRACY
Pincher, who followed close at her heels, gave an ominous growl, and burst off into a fresh paroxysm of barking.
THE WORLD BEFORE THEMSUSANNA MOODIE
When about eight years old, in a paroxysm of ferocious hate, she pushed her brother Charles into the Bievre, where he was drowned.
REPERTORY OF THE COMEDIE HUMAINE, COMPLETE, A -- ZANATOLE CERFBERR AND JULES FRANOIS CHRISTOPHE
I cry, in a paroxysm of sudden fear, pressing my hot lips upon her face.
PRISON MEMOIRS OF AN ANARCHISTALEXANDER BERKMAN
Patients suffering from delirium tremens, for instance, may die suddenly in the midst of a paroxysm of excitement.
ESSAYS IN PASTORAL MEDICINEAUSTIN MALLEY
In the paroxysm of her anger and her distress she had thought such qualities enough for her daughter's happiness.
JUANAHONORE DE BALZAC
Everything to him was an enthusiasm; Tootles vowed he could go into a paroxysm over a cold potato.
THE WOMAN GIVESOWEN JOHNSON
Wait a while, our enemies are hesitating; they have not yet reached that paroxysm of rage which makes them forget all prudence.
THE BORDER RIFLESGUSTAVE AIMARD
It was a hard moment for him, and those who knew the man wondered into what paroxysm of anger he might go.
THE WOMAN GIVESOWEN JOHNSON
When the news was brought to him, he began by flying into a paroxysm of despair and ended by bursting into laughter.
THE WOMAN GIVESOWEN JOHNSON
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WORDS RELATED TO PAROXYSM

  • access
  • ailment
  • bout
  • breakdown
  • convulsion
  • disease
  • failure
  • fit
  • illness
  • paroxysm
  • relapse
  • seizure
  • spasm
  • spell
  • stroke
  • throe
  • access
  • attack
  • blow
  • bout
  • burst
  • caprice
  • conniption
  • convulsion
  • epileptic attack
  • frenzy
  • humor
  • mood
  • outbreak
  • outburst
  • paroxysm
  • rage
  • rush
  • spasm
  • spate
  • spell
  • stroke
  • tantrum
  • throe
  • torrent
  • turn
  • twitch
  • whim
  • whimsy
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