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Physical sensations associated with emotions - thesaurus

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churn

verb

if your stomach churns, you have a strong nervous feeling in it because you are worried, afraid, or upset

convulse

verb

if you are convulsed with a strong emotion, it makes your body move in an uncontrolled way

flutter

verb

if your stomach flutters, you have an excited or nervous feeling in it

have/get/feel butterflies (in your stomach)

to feel very nervous or excited about something that you have to do, especially something important

inside

adjective

used for talking about a feeling that you have in your stomach

the pit of your stomach

the place in your stomach where you experience unpleasant feelings when you are worried, upset, or frightened

settle

verb

if your nerves or stomach settle or are settled, they become calm again after you have felt upset, nervous, or excited

someone’s heart pounds/beats/thumps

used for saying that someone can feel their heart moving quickly because they are very excited or afraid

someone’s stomach churns/lurches/tightens

used for saying that someone suddenly has a strong feeling of fear, shock, or excitement

stiffen

verb

to suddenly hold your body in a stiff way, often because you become nervous, worried, angry, or unfriendly

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gaslight

to manipulate someone psychologically so that they begin to question their own perceptions and memories

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Dunning-Kruger effect

the phenomenon by which an incompetent person is too incompetent to understand his own incompetence

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