Synonyms for paroxysm

Grammar : Noun
Spell : par-uh k-siz-uh m
Phonetic Transcription : ˈpær əkˌsɪz əm

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Définition of paroxysm

Origin :
  • "sudden attack, convulsion," early 15c., from Middle French paroxysme (16c.), earlier paroxime (13c.), from Medieval Latin paroxysmus "irritation, fit of a disease," from Greek paroxysmos "irritation, exasperation," from paroxynein "to irritate, goad, provoke," from para- "beyond" (see para- (1)) + oxynein "sharpen, goad," from oxys "sharp, pointed" (see acrid). Non-medical sense first attested c.1600. Related: Paroxysmal.
  • noun seizure, spasm
Example sentences :
  • Saunders became vehement, and paid the penalty of a paroxysm of coughing.
  • Extract from : « Good Indian » by B. M. Bower
  • His prisoner fell into a paroxysm of rage, and struck at him.
  • Extract from : « The Gentleman From Indiana » by Booth Tarkington
  • "It's this way, Munro," said he, when he had got over his paroxysm.
  • Extract from : « The Stark Munro Letters » by J. Stark Munro
  • For a moment she lay with a paroxysm of death twitching her.
  • Extract from : « The World Beyond » by Raymond King Cummings
  • I dare not attempt to delineate the paroxysm of emotion which it excited in every heart.
  • Extract from : « Patrick Henry » by Moses Coit Tyler
  • At last, as the paroxysm had reached its height, he bounded up from the bed and awoke.
  • Extract from : « Sir Jasper Carew » by Charles James Lever
  • Lieut. Feraud passed from one paroxysm of astonishment into another.
  • Extract from : « A Set of Six » by Joseph Conrad
  • Lieutenant Feraud passed from one paroxysm of astonishment into another.
  • Extract from : « The Point Of Honor » by Joseph Conrad
  • His desire of life tormented him in a paroxysm of agonising remorse.
  • Extract from : « Almayer's Folly » by Joseph Conrad
  • The next instant, he was down on his knees in a paroxysm of grief and despair.
  • Extract from : « The Midnight Queen » by May Agnes Fleming

Antonyms for paroxysm

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