Synonyms of throbbing


1. throb, throbbing, pounding, pulse, pulsation, heartbeat, beat

usage: an instance of rapid strong pulsation (of the heart); "he felt a throbbing in his head"

2. throbbing, sound

usage: a sound with a strong rhythmic beat; "the throbbing of the engines"


1. throb, ache, smart, hurt

usage: pulsate or pound with abnormal force; "my head is throbbing"; "Her heart was throbbing"

2. pulsate, throb, pulse, beat, pound, thump

usage: expand and contract rhythmically; beat rhythmically; "The baby's heart was pulsating again after the surgeon massaged it"

3. shudder, shiver, throb, thrill, tremble

usage: tremble convulsively, as from fear or excitement


1. throbbing, rhythmical (vs. unrhythmical), rhythmic

usage: pounding or beating strongly or violently; "a throbbing pain"; "the throbbing engine of the boat"

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