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synonyms for tic

  • twitch
  • contraction
  • fit
  • jerk
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How to use tic in a sentence

Sometimes, Yun has a narrative tic of retelling what is already known from the details.
‘O BEAUTIFUL’ IS AN INTRICATE TALE OF IDENTITY AND BELONGING IN A DIVIDED AMERICACRYSTAL HANA KIMNOVEMBER 18, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Nearly all of us have some kind of linguistic tic, some go-to phrase we probably don’t even know we use.
THAT’S A GREAT QUESTION! (EP. 192 REBROADCAST)STEPHEN J. DUBNERSEPTEMBER 30, 2021FREAKONOMICS
Some of them may be … accidental tics that, even if they prove useful for engineering and clinical applications, could be diversions on the road to a full understanding of the brain.
A PIECE OF OUR MINDTHE EDITORSAUGUST 25, 2021MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
“Wearing a mask means people can’t see my facial tics, and I love that,” said Pietra Pereira, 19, a student in San Diego.
HERE ARE THE PEOPLE WHO LOVE WEARING MASKS. AND NOT JUST BECAUSE THEY WANT TO AVOID COVID-19.PETULA DVORAKMARCH 11, 2021WASHINGTON POST
But never mind; I cal'late this p'tic'lar pup won't bite; I've pulled his teeth, I guess.
CAP'N ERIJOSEPH CROSBY LINCOLN
Ornithoman′tic; Ornithoph′ilous, bird-fertilised; Or′nithopod, Ornithop′odous, having feet like a bird.
CHAMBERS'S TWENTIETH CENTURY DICTIONARY (PART 3 OF 4: N-R)VARIOUS
Periphras′tic, -al, containing or expressed by periphrasis or circumlocution.
CHAMBERS'S TWENTIETH CENTURY DICTIONARY (PART 3 OF 4: N-R)VARIOUS
Plethore′tic, Plethor′ic, -al, afflicted with plethora: superabundant: turgid.
CHAMBERS'S TWENTIETH CENTURY DICTIONARY (PART 3 OF 4: N-R)VARIOUS
Porismat′ic, -al; Poris′tic, -al, reducing a determinate problem to an indeterminate.
CHAMBERS'S TWENTIETH CENTURY DICTIONARY (PART 3 OF 4: N-R)VARIOUS
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WORDS RELATED TO TIC

  • convulsion
  • flash
  • glimmer
  • glitter
  • oscillation
  • palpitation
  • pulsation
  • shake
  • shimmer
  • shiver
  • shudder
  • sparkle
  • spasm
  • throb
  • tic
  • tremble
  • tremor
  • twinkle
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.